Sunday, November 20, 2005


"In order to meet the requirements of a competitive society, a person needs to go against the natural order of things. When s/he is tired, s/he continues to work. When s/he is angry s/he represses the emotions. When s/he is ill, s/he ignores the symptoms. When s/he grieves s/he hides the pain. When s/he loves, s/he loves superficially, replacing love with lust. S/he fears exposure. When s/he plays, s/he plays hard to win at all cost. S/he is deluded into believing s/he is free, yet in reality s/he is fragmented, separated, competitive and controlled." (adapted from Bill O'Hehir)

"We don't realize how much our world is controlled by created desires for things we do not need or really want…Let's fast from advertising." (Richard Rohr)

Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead fix your attention on God. Be prepared to be changed from the inside out." (Romans 12:2a, adapted from Eugene Peterson, The Message)

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