Friday, December 28, 2007

Feast of the Holy Innocents

Two posts for the day:

The stunning (not in the sense of "beautiful" -- prepare to lament) post by MadPriest.

And a different take by Rmj at Adventus, whose blog I recently discovered (I think via MadPriest).

Adventus, by the way, bears at the top of the page a saying that has been stirring my head and heart for a few days and which seems very much related to the Merton quote on Christmas -- and, for that matter, to Dom Pedro Casaldaliga's reflections below.

The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you. --Terry Eagleton


Grandmère Mimi said...

Jane, I've been reading Rmj since his blog was born. I have learned so much from him. He even got me to read Kierkegaard, and I've never been quite the same since.

Jane R said...

Is there no religious blog you don't know?!

Very glad I found this one.

I forgot to put the quote I mentioned up. I'm pasting it in the post right now.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Jane, Robert's was the first religious blog that I ever read. I started by reading the political bloggers, and then when he started, I became a faithful follower. BTW, he's Rmj rather than Jmr.

Jane R said...

Thanks for the correction. Duly noted and changed on the post.

Now it's time for a little more non-blog writing and then to bed.

Jane R said...

P.S. Bonus Giotto for you and for me. Just found it on the Web.

johnieb said...


I was never the same after reading Kierkegaard: *Fear and Trembling*.

I, too, found MP's Holy Innocents post moving; move to follow elsewhere.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Jane, the Giotto is, as you have said stunning, not in the sense of beautiful.

Johnieb, that was the very book that changed me - forever.

johnieb said...

Early Spring, 1973, Mimi; I finally met someone more clever than myself, which was quite a relief. Or so agreed my then Spiritual Director.

A peaceful night and a blessed end be ours, dear sisters and brothers.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Johnieb, my introduction was a couple of years ago, and I was advised by Rmj not to start with K's "Fear and Trembling", but I didn't listen.

A peaceful night to all.

Jane R said...

Peace to you, friends, and a good and restful night. I'm about to post today's Latin American quote (Casaldaliga, part 2) and to go finish that sermon Mimi partly inspired.