Brian Houston and the church's heroes

New Warhorn Media post by Tim Bayly:


From that Academy Awards ceremony:

“Denzel [Washington] said to me a few minutes ago, ‘At your highest moment, be careful. That’s when the devil comes for you,’” Smith revealed.

Wise advice, I think! And applicable in many settings.

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I’ve already told the story that as a kid I liked the superhero comics and my (uneducated) grandmother was critical of it, saying “Jesus was no superhero” and it always stuck with me. He is so different from them, even the Christopher Nolan superheros.

Reading this article a song by Van Morrision came to my mind, “No Religion”:

And they ask what hate is
It’s just the other side of love
Some people want to give their enemies
Everything they think that they deserve
Some say why don’t you love your neighbors
Go ahead, turn the other cheek
But have you ever met anybody who’s ever been the meek
And it’s so cruel to expect the savior to save the day
And there’s no religion, no religion, no religion here today

And there’s no mystery, and there’s nothing hidden
And there’s no religion here today

The savior doesn’t save the day, but He saves you, eventually.


And this gem, I remember, from Stage 1 English at University. A reminder that this is hardly a new problem …

For it is disgraceful - let the reader here take stock -
To have a sh-tten shepherd - but a snowy flock!

(From the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer).


But on a cheerier note. Again from the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, how Chaucer described his “poor parson of a town”:

Christ and His Twelve Apostles’ lore/
He taught - but followed it it himself before.

We can’t ask for more than that :slight_smile:

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