View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Morning James

As I've been reading The Letter of James, I paused at this section of James 4:

11 Do not speak evil against one another, brethren. He that speaks evil against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you that you judge your neighbor?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sr. Joan Sobala should read this. She might choke on her big turkey drumstick just a bit.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Okay, you got me. Is there some significance to a turkey leg?

As to the passage from James, I have not heard Sister speak or read much that she has written. Does this apply to her? I don't know. But I do know some of her critics' comments certainly seem to fit under the first part of the passage.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is referring to the opulence of her living conditions in the priest's rectory rather than the convent on OLoL's campus. I thought nuns took a vow of poverty... So much for that.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Ah. I remember Father Jim Callan making a similar criticism about living in an opulent rectory - so he refused (years before he broke with the Church).

6:38 PM  

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