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Chief of the rejects

Chief of the rejects

Jesus is the cornerstone of a house built for those who are rejected by the world, Father Matthew says.


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Matthew Moretz

I agree with Lois about some texts being not that Christ-like. But we have here a biblical record of a Christian leader suggesting to keep your head down in the face of evil. Is this right or Christ-like? Probably not. If they were Christ-like to the hilt, the slaves and the wives (chattel marriage) would probably have been killed. If you had that horrible choice, what would you advise to your flock? Resist and die, or submit with love and live? Tough stuff!!!

I’m all for rocking the boat of the state, but the writer of 1 Peter definitely isn’t in this case! I am dreading 1 Peter 3! “Wives be obedient…” But I think it is worth diving into these texts and seeing what happens.

Lois Keen

I’ll give Matthew the rejects, as I am, for some people in this world, a reject because I’m a woman and/or I’m a reject because I’m a woman in orders. On Mad Priest’s site there’s a song amidst the Anthems of Our Lives on the sidebar, the title of which I do not write out in full because someone decided once that it proved my depravity. It’s called “****-*** of the World Unite and follow me to glory”. I’m with the theology of that song.

I’ll take away Matthew’s little plus sign after his initials and give it to the laity.

I’m not sure what Ann’s on about regarding the message to women. In general, I think there are some scriptures to which we have to say, “No. You are false”, full stop.

Regarding the use of the word sacrifice, which is problematic in itself, the proper sacrifice for us rejects is to stand up, to stand before God, to stand up to power, to rock the boat of the state and the boat of family values, which fail to value people.

I wrote something like this earlier today but I must have pushed the wrong button after previewing as it never showed up. So, sorry if this proves to be a duplication.

E Sinkula

Kudos Fr. Matthew!

Ann Fontaine

yes- Petros – kudos. I object to the impact on women (at least this one) that this sort of exegesis.

Matthew Moretz

Really? ALL the rest? What about the meaning of ‘petros’? At least give me that one. mm+

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