20Mar Our need for heroes and the curse of certainty

Seamus Ahearne decides to be "totally irreverent".
"I want less perfect people and more colour and character. We have produced a faith that glorifies perfection and is totally unreal. We spun yarns about the so-called saints and made them very unreal. We did the same with Jesus. We had no taste for the poetry and metaphor and story of Scripture and then deadened everything with literalism."
"Life is complicated. We get glimpses of insight. Nothing is simple. We need our heroes. We need our colourful characters. We need people who have a go at living. Does it really matter if they fail or fall? "

20Mar 20 March, 2017. St Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 7:4-6, 12-14, 16

From king David’s offspring will come the universal spiritual King

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord: Are …




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