December 16, 2009

Thought for 12.16.09

God did not intend the church to be the Busybody of Christ.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG

10 comments:

PseudoPiskie said...

Did Godde intend the church as we know it?

Bryan Owen said...

Amen, Tobias!

I find it ironic that as we're being told in church to slow down and practice patience during Advent, many of us clergy types have scheduled all kinds of extra events (Sunday evening services, Wednesday evening events, etc.) that make everybody's calendars that much more full and hectic.

Brad Evans said...

Did he intend it to be the Shinto of the Anglo-Saxons?

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

PsPs, yes and no.

Bryan, I meant a different kind of "Busy"; but that too.

Brad, very likely. Also the Zen of the Welsh. (R.Williams having mastered the koan.)

Grandmère Mimi said...

My goodness, Tobias! All the thinking will give you a headache. However, I must say that I like this thought.

Erika Baker said...

I'll use that as my screensaver!

WSJM said...

Tobias, you really are on a roll this week!

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Thanks G.M., and Erika. I guess I'm in an aphoristic mood these days, aiming for economy of words, Still percolating on the Covenant...

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

And thanks to you, too, Bill. You were posting as I was writing my last note...

Caminante said...

How apt, succinct and true.

Lee