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Thursday, 27 March 2014

"Deprived of Ones Gift of Spiritual Awareness"

So many words, when just one would do: CURED.

You know how it is when you look for something, and follow a link, and there's something totally unconnected on a side-bar, but you open another tab, oh, and what's that" I'll just look at that for a minute and, wait, let me check out this link, but...

And before you know it, you are interested in something you weren't even enough aware of before to be UNinterested.

And you don't even know how you got there.
It may have started with something about CS Lewis, but I can't remember now.

Anyway, I understand this was last year, but did the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church REALLY say that St Paul done wrong when he cast out a demon?
Paul is annoyed at the slave girl who keeps pursuing him, telling the world that he and his companions are slaves of God. She is quite right. She’s telling the same truth Paul and others claim for themselves. But Paul is annoyed, perhaps for being put in his place, and he responds by depriving her of her gift of spiritual awareness. Paul can’t abide something he won’t see as beautiful or holy, so he tries to destroy it. It gets him thrown in prison. That’s pretty much where he’s put himself by his own refusal to recognize that she, too, shares in God’s nature, just as much as he does”maybe more so!
Oh my stars and garters.

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