Sunday, August 12, 2007

Appropriating our Spirituality

I think more and more that we tend to appropriate our spirituality (and the texts and traditions supporting it) in light our own pathology. We use it to both justify and therapize how we live...that is, we appropriate it to both validate our lives and to fix our lives.

To "let the text read us" might be only as possible as the robustness of our spiritual community. As I carry others perceptions and paradigms alongside mine, I get a broader perspective.

But that is not a fix...just a way to medicate our myopia.

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