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Where we need to be

10 May

Just read this quote from George McCloud, who was a Scottish soldier and clergyman, and a bit of a maverick in his day.  It’s so good I’m posting it:

“The cross must be raised again at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church.  I am claiming that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves; on the town garbage heap, as a crossroads so cosmopolitan they had to write his title in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.  At the kind of place where cynics talk smut and thieves curse and soldiers gamble, because that is where he died and that is what he died about that is where churchmen ought to be and what churchmen should be about.”

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Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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