Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Stringfellow

Given my prior post about the ECUSA General Convention, I thought it suiting to quote an heroic Anglican, William Stringfellow. William Stringfellow was an attorney, a theologian, an activist, a scholar, and gay. Stringfellow lived his theology. He lived and practiced law for many years out of a small apartment in Harlem. He defended the poor and the disenfranchised, wrote about 20 books about living ones faith in seeking justice, and perhaps most notoriously, harboured Fr. Daniel Berrigan in the 60's when Berrigan went underground after acts of civil disobedience protesting the Vietnam War.

Here is a quote of his to ponder this week:

In the face of death, live humanly. In the middle of chaos, celebrate the Word. Amidst Babel, speak the truth. Confront the noise and verbiage and falsehood of death with the truth and potency and the efficacy of the Word of God. Know the Word, teach the Word, nurture the Word, preach the Word, defend the Word, incarnate the Word, do the Word, live the Word.
WILLIAM STRINGFELLOW, An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land

3 Comments:

Blogger Maggie Rose said...

I read the quote slowly, absorbing the thoughts. such a strong testimony of what salt-of-the-earth is about, imo.

and we should not expect to win popularity contests in living out the truth contained in Stringfellow's words...

something I am currently learning/living through

Maggie

5:27 AM  
Blogger samtzmom said...

Wow, what a quote. We should all strive to drink that up each and every day...

6:18 AM  
Blogger beth said...

good quote, girl. thanks for digging it up...

10:13 PM  

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