Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Sunday Snippets is brought to you each week by RAnn at This, That and the Other Thing.

In the weeks since I've posted a Sunday Snippets, I have posted a book
review on Mrs. Kennedy and Me: an Intimate Portrait, and a mother's day poem by the author of the blog, Journey Towards Epiphany.

I  also posted poetry, art and music on the theme The Good Shepherd.

I also pointed out some important posts by other blogs.  One was "What if God Were One of Us", a post referencing Frank Weather's piece about the abominable way we Christians often treat atheists in the com boxes.  The other was "Aren't You Supposed to Hate Me", which talks about Fr. Andrew's post pointing out how putting people in categories of "the saved" and "the damned" causes us to demonize entire categories of human beings.

Much food for thought in both.


Anonymous said...

I am so glad you shared those two posts! Christians don't seem to understand how nasty and un-Christlike they sound in comboxes and Facebook posts the web-wide. I'm not perfect, either, but I try really hard to see things from more than one viewpoint, because almost nothing in the world is black and white.

Staying in Balance said...

Sadly, that behavior only reinforces others' negative opinions towards Christians. We need to be understanding and open to the dignity of everyone.

Michele said...

definitely a thought provoking week on your blog, of which i enjoyed every single post!

Staying in Balance said...

Thanks so much, Michele! I appreciate your loyal readership!

Michele said...

sometimes kathleen, we christians can show our lack of charity in commenting. you're quite correct kathleen!

we can get so caught up in the moment, that we overlook what things are really about.

Frank Fenn said...

i have to agree on the treatment of people in commenting. be you atheist, christian, or whatever. people of all walks of life, and different belief systems deserve to be treated with dignity, and respect.

when you show someone respect, the general outcome is, you are respected in return. its too bad when people do not understand that you have to give, and take.

Staying in Balance said...

There is so much that the Church teaches (universal dignity of humanity being one) that we so often fail to live up to.

Sadly, we are the face of the Church and we are driving people away by our behavior.

I'm reading a Kindle book that I'll review when I'm finished, that likens the Christian life to that of an artist whose job (or, I should say, vocation) it is to "paint" the world with the colors of Christ's love. Such a beautiful way to look at Jesus' mission.

Michele said...

i look forward to your review of the book! it will make for an interesting post!

Staying in Balance said...

Thanks! I'm reading a couple of them at the moment.

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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