Day: December 6, 2013

A Pastoral Paradox

In a more provocative moment, I recently posted on Facebook that when confronted with the word “pastoral” I am increasingly tempted to wonder — if not ask out loud — if “co-dependent” is what is often really meant. It seems that “pastoral” can be code for mere coddling bad behavior, or simply leaving things dangerously alone.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 — Week of Advent 1, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 16, 17 (morning) // 22 (evening) Amos 5:1-17 Jude 1-16 Matthew 22:1-14 Matthew’s gospel contains many attractive and inviting images […]