Favourite theologians :
Challenge from Rohr : ‘Christian are usually sincere and well intentioned people until you get to any real issues of ego, control, money, power, pleasure and security. Then they tend to be pretty much like anyone else.’
Symbolic book recently read :
The cellist of Sarajevo, Stephen Galloway.
A cellist decides to expose himself to potential sniper fire in a public square, playing for the same number of days as the number of people recently killed in that square. The story follows the lives of 3 different people, victims of the war. No dramatic epiphanies, but they reconnect individually with their own humanity, dulled by fear and the grind of survival, as a result of the music.
‘How many people walk the street as ghosts’.
There’s maybe a different kind of dulling in our comfortable consumerism.