Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Living Spiritual Rhythms - October 14

When Christian caring for others becomes ultimately about self-preservation, either privately or institutionally, something has gone terribly wrong. The other, as a Christ follower should well know, is not an object for selfish use or a commercial enterprise for profit, although there is plenty of hidden or sometimes even blatant rhetoric that attempts to endorse these views under the subterfuge of care. Such a distortion of caring will eventually be shown up for what it is: hypocrisy. Fresh directions are available. Starting with a hermeneutics of charity will go a long ways towards developing a fruitful dialogue with oneself as another, where mutuality becomes one of the keys that unlocks real care.

 

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