Thursday, March 8, 2012
What to read for today.
Chapter 13:The Moral Theology of the Devil
Questions for your personal reflection.
Did you think that Merton was talking about you in this chapter or about someone else?
Sharing with others: What caught your attention or provoked your thinking today?When I re-read this chapter I saw a profound warning for us as individuals and as a society. Or maybe the chapter acts as a mirror reflecting our present condition: It was too easy to find examples of what Merton calls the devil’s theology in our city, country and wider world: a theology of “punishment, hatred and revenge”; the use of God as a means to an end; “actively punishing someone who is different from ourselves”, and the “exaggeration of distinctions [into] irreducible divisions”. I found myself wondering what difference one individual can make, and feeling very powerless.
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