Monday, June 27, 2005
Wisdom from Phyllis Tickle
I've been reading Phyllis Tickle's book Re-discovering the Sacred and I came across a quote that really spoke both to my own experiences in faith as well as the experiences that friends have shared with me as well. She writes:

"Religion must engage the totality of all its believer's/believers' parts if it wishes to remain stable as a religion. When the body and its mind and emotions are suppressed, when their good health and good sense are made hostage to doctrine, or when the soul's rich experience is impoverished by sectarian dogma, then the latters and not the formers must go for the believing spirit's sake. Religion in such circumstances must indeed re-configure."
 
posted by Mike Clawson at 1:26 AM | Permalink |


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