Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A good article on the pope

Ok, so usually I don't blog religion over here (maybe I should start up a separate blog for that?) But since the only person I know of who has me on RSS feed is my husband, (Hi Honey!) I thought I'd post this over here-- because THIS ARTICLE really struck a chord with me.

I already knew the bit about the reluctant pope and his beloved cats, but what really hit me was the idea of "mustard seed" Catholic communities...

And I wonder if that's what the Catholic Homeschooling movie is really about -- not a great, loud movement to convert, like the Jesuits or Franciscans, but a small, quiet way to preserve --like the Benedictines.....

If the world is getting darker, we shouldn't hide our lights under a basket-- but on the other hand, it might help to shelter them from the wind until calmer days.

(BTW-- I also like the fact that the pope is NOT immenentizing the eschaton-- he's not saying the end of the world is at hand, just that there are some rough spots ahead......)

Ack... better go... my middle "mustard seed" is closing in on the smallest one.....

Hey- That would be a great title for a second blog... "Country-Style Mustard".... (The flavorful one with lots of seeds... =) ).......

ps. google's spell check recognizes neither immenentize or eschaton and can offer no reasonable suggestions.

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