Tuesday, April 27, 2010

EL GRECO'S MARTYRED PROPHET



We should never forget that many of the greatest saints now recognized as saints at one time or another found themselves on the wrong side of the Vatican power structures, in deep trouble with the papacy and church bureaucrats. Heresy, it has been said, is just a matter of timing.

And as your pictures remind us more directly, Jesus himself was no respecter of strict adherence to church law, or respecter of religious authority. Sticking to the more important issues of love, justice and speaking the truth got Him into a great deal of trouble with the clerics of the day - and just see what a difference that has made to religious history. 


Terrence Weldon of Queering the Church

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