Corpus and other bodies
Today in Homechurch, Cyler described a person who sounded freakish--it ended up being Einstein. Soren's talk compared jewish/muslim/christian concepts of hell. Ellery spoke about sharing and how gossiping was not a good way to share. I explored the concept of egalitarianism--used Numbers 11 and Matt 23/compared Camelot,strict hierarchy, hybrids like LDS church/asked "are men really created equal?"/looked at difference between forced economic equality vs Berkman's idea of equal opportunity which implies freedom, not the necessity of quantifiable economic equality.
I am enjoying our family retreat. Focusing inward is helping me to avoid being overly porous which is natural for me. My parents are worried, feel betrayed, scared my kids will devolve into homeless heroin junkies forever bereft of celestial glory (ok I exaggerate) if I don't take them to a brick/mortar church, want me to change and just do it their way. It bothers me that our searching hurts them but I need to find my own way to do religion that is healthy for our family. I am not a rank 'n file, pray/pay/obey mormon. I don't know how my religious life will look yet. But going back to status quo ante is not an option. We need to get our private religion aligned with God before we can find a fit in public religion. Internet sources are helping me, not to make a decision since I'm on retreat from making a final decision about religion, but to know I'm not alone in this. My specifically mormon list of helpful sites/people:
Zelophehad's Daughters (blog)
MormonStories and John Dehlin (podcasts), John you are a Godsend.
J Bonner Ritchie
Mostly though, I am still commited to only 2 thoughts. Love God and Be Quiet. For 2 more precious weeks I get to be off the ritualistic/legalistic hamster wheel and function solely on Love God and Be Quiet. It feels luxurious.
Posted by Heather at 10:54 PM