Archbishop - nails it on the head
Tuesday 20th October 2009 @ 12:00 am / kingdom stuff
This is short sentence of introduction by Archbishop Rowan Williams - the talk is on the environmental crisis, and is excellent - read it here.
But if you don't want to ... this introduction is as smart as any ... he is, of course, quite right.
I don't want to talk about climate crisis as the first thing on the agenda, despite tonight's title. I think that we're only going to be able to shape a robust and creative Christian response to this or any other of our current crises if we step back a bit and try to understand why so much of what's wrong has its roots in a shared cultural and spiritual crisis. The nature of that crisis could be summed up rather dramatically by saying that it's a loss of a sense of what life is. I don't mean 'the meaning of life' in the normal way we use that phrase. I mean a sense of life as a web of interactions, mutual givings and receivings, that make up the world we inhabit. Seeing this more clearly helps us dismantle the strange fictions we create about ourselves as human beings. We are disconnected and we need to be reintroduced to life.
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