Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Empowering Grace of Vulnerability

"Jesus launched a mission not only to heal the debilitating effects of Roman military violence and economic exploitation, but also to revitalize and rebuild the people's cultural spirit and communal vitality."
Richard Horsley

"The biblical miracle stories point to the political implications of disease and to the social-psychic nature of much sickness. They present inclusive and sophisticated metaphors for understanding the relational nature of sickness and suffering."
Rita Nakashima Brock

"Compassion is an empowering power, an efficacy, a blazing fierceness, rather than an interior emotion, and it has an efficacy for transformation."
Elizabeth Johnson

Form the book "Christianity's Dangerous Memory", Diarmuid O'Murchu