Saturday, June 25, 2016

How Western Civilization has Changed the Gospel Message: Richard Rohr

“Ever since the Sermon on the Mount, the Gospel and Western civilization have been on a collision course. But the collision course turned into a one-way street. And the winner wasn’t Jesus; the winner was Western civilization. We’ve taken Jesus over and placed a crown on his head; not a crown of thorns but a royal crown, which he expressly rejected.” (24)

~ Simplicity: The Art of Living by Richard Rohr

This is an eye opener, and Fr. Rohr is right. The true meaning of the text and Christ's words have become a springboard for Western civilization's biased agenda. This is much food for thought.