Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Midweek Meditation: "Prayer and Church" (Adrian Hastings)

British Theologian (1929-2001)
"Without prayer and its grounding in faith. . . the human city and its politics remain irredeemable. Selfishness and the corruption of sectional interests are too strong. But without politics prayer becomes a selfish ego-trip, an escape from that burden of secular reality for which every one of us is inherently responsible. A way to God which is not a way back hour by hour to our neighbour on the streets of Sarajevo is the way to a God who does not deserve either to be worshipped or exist."

"For better or for worse, the worlds sets the Church's agenda, and in so far as the Church ignores that fact, it must become irrelevant and marginal."

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