Sunday, February 15, 2009
the unhinged life
This week’s morning bell call to prayer will be inspired by some re-reading I am doing at the moment of the book ‘On Religion’ by the philosopher John D Caputo. Caputo’s definition of religion is ‘love of God’, but he breaks open that seemingly simple and even conventional statement with a powerful discourse on what true love of God might be, and what might flow from it. Caputo describes the religious life - and we might say the prayerful life - as ‘the unhinged life of hope and love and faith, salty and passionate.’ Now I want some of that.