Okay, folks, here we go!
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HEATHER KING is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: HEATHER KING’s HOLY WEEK Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 6, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 573 428 264
Just download zoom onto your laptop or phone, follow the prompts, then next Monday at 1 PST, click the above link and it’ll take you to the meeting. I can help once you’re there for those who are unfamiliar with zoom.
On another front, here’s the link to a great read: a post by my New Orleans (currently Baton Rouge) friend Austin Ashcraft, whose blog is called “Risking Reality.”
Austin is 30, a tall, handsome, wild-haired adventurer/mountain man, who is also smart, funny, and adored by his Catholic-boy high school students. Unmarried Catholic women of childbearing age, when they discover he and I are friends, tend to approach, slip me their phone number, and whisper–“Could you possibly get this to him?”
Which I mention because the post is about the scandal of the Cross, and how we can never quite believe that we’re called to be just as unremarkable and undistinguished, in a worldly sense, as Christ was in his day.
This may become slightly easier as we age, I’m finding. But to be similarly called in the prime of bursting-forth life, especially in this era of social media and relentless self-promotion, often does seem a bitter, if not impossible pill to swallow.
An excerpt: “This man [Jesus] spent 30 years as a carpenter in a po dunk town down on the bayou (the Middle Eastern bayou that is). 30 years. After 30 years, there was seemingly nothing to show for his life. He had not done anything “great” or “”significant” in the eyes of the world. He had not climbed the corporate ladder of his day, started his own non-profit, gained a massive following on youtube or instagram, traveled around the world preaching and healing, served with the peace corps, become a religious “celebrity” making thousands of dollars to give a 45 minute talk, dug wells for clean water in Zambia, fed starving and dying children in Bangladesh, written a book to critical acclaim, established a well-diversified investment portfolio, given a TED talk, won a Nobel Peace Prize, had a Netflix documentary made about him, or become a famous ideologue for whichever end of the political spectrum, with an echo chamber full of faithful devotees, shoring up his sentiments of self-righteousness and self-importance.
No, he spent over 90% of his life under a self-imposed 30-year-stay-at-home order.”
READ THE REST OF THE POST HERE.