As we welcome Patricia Adams Farmer as a new author at Energion Publications, I invite you to take a look at her most recent blog post: Fear: Not My Favorite Spiritual Companion. Come to think of it, fear is not my favorite companion either. But it can be a blessing as well as a curse.
As Rev. Farmer says:
Fear is not my favorite spiritual companion. But I have to remind myself that fear is not evil in itself, only when it becomes attached to irrational and evil idea — like fear of the “other” that leads to prejudice and hate. Sometimes fear is simply here to protect us, like it did for our ancestors who knew when to run for safety from what Oz’s nervous Scarecrow only imagined as “lions and tigers and bears — oh my!”PATRICIAADAMSFARMER.com
Watch here for news of her forthcoming title in the Topical Line Drives series.
From the Open Horizons blog.
From Energion author Bruce Epperly: Process Theology and the Coronavirus.
God’s presence in the world challenges us to hopeful action and not panic. Bruce Epperly
Comments by Bruce Epperly.
What does it mean to have the power to become a child of God? How is this power reflected? How do we embrace this power for ourselves and our congregations? Surely when we open to divine possibility, new energies emerge in our lives; we become more creative and hospitable; we are freed from the solitary self to join with God’s ubiquitous and dynamic self, flowing in and through all creation. Let us open to divine power and ask God to guide our use of it as God’s companions in bringing joy to the world!
From Open Horizons (by John Cobb). A quote:
When the nation fails to participate responsibly in the larger family, especially when it acts in ways that are deeply harmful to others and to the larger whole, love of nation requires efforts to change its behavior and, as a minimum, to protest. True patriotism will say that “I love my country right or wrong.” It does not say that I will obey the national leadership “right or wrong.”