15 December 2008
I'm giving out Mary Magdalene cards for Christmas this year. I've been a part of a Gospel of Mary Magdalene study this semester/year, and this past Saturday, we had a retreat. We discussed how "sin" might be code word for objectification -- ourselves or others -- and that we are growing when we come into greater and greater awareness of people as people.
Reminds me of Ephrem the Syrian:
"The Awakener came to awaken us"
We questioned if anyone is fully awakened. Is it possible? Is it even desirable? best? We also talked about:
how there is always a system or institution -- even questioning the system is a system?
how we might need to redefine trust
how the answer may not exist -- only answers in tension with each other -- a relationship.