suchled makes a good point about how we practice our religions. The post goes well with our Br. David Steindal-Rast post of the morning … Enjoy and weigh in.
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Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.
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4 thoughts on “Hypocrites and old Ladies”
Thank you very much for the reblog. I think I might spend a bit more time with the Bardo group. If you need a bit of light entertainment you can look at my Scattered Words now and then
Ah, me. How to live together with respect when it means such different things to different people? How to see past the ‘letter of the law’ and read intent? It sounds like this traveler and her companion had every intention of being respectful, the woman donning a wrap and a hat before entering the cathedral. The old woman obviously took the wearing of shorts as an offensive sign of disrespect. Human interaction seems to be a koan. It is never going to be puzzled out perfectly. We merely do our best to communicate what we want and listen to what others want. Striving for grace…yup, these are the things I mull over continually, hence my blog mission.
Thoroughly enjoyed suchled’s posting and his link to the “childish behavior…” incident. As I commented on their blogs, there are always those who think that rules and regulations are more important than living life through your heart. They are afraid that’s all.
I have found that there is a *huge* difference between those who live as Christ taught and those who just repeat the words or try to convert others by repeating the words. Actions always speak louder. In other words (Christ’s words, actually), “You will know them by their fruits.”