"Bad theology is like pornography -- the imagination of a real relationship without the risk of one. It tends to be transactional and propositional rather than relational and mysterious."
"It dehumanizes God and turns the wonder and the messy mystery of intimate relationship into a centerfold to be used and discarded."
(William Paul Young, in foreword to Ricard Rohr and Mike Morrell's Divine Dance, the Trinity and your transformation, c.2016)
Not the demented pornography of power and wealth pretending to be other than what they are.
The word "humanizes" attracts. To be human is to embrace the sanctity of the ordinary and participate in the clarity of emerging awareness of our true interrelational intimacy honoring one another's solitude and distinctiveness.
This is a morning prayer of early October with Thérèse, Angels, Francis, and Bruno.