Enough!


 

While I am happy to find out that others beside my relatives read my blog, as one of the instigators in the US / Brit Battle Royale my sense of the blog commenting war is that it has to stop.

Conversation is fine. Engagement is to be encouraged. Critique is acceptable.

Name calling isn’t.

The reality is that there is much more that unites us than divides us. We share a dream of a new kind of church (to purloin Brother McLaren’s title). We are all working toward the same thing.

Bob Carlton sent me an email last night that I used in the weekly e-mail I send my church members. He quoted Thomas Merton: Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can.

It seems like a good sentiment in some of these recent discussions.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.