Friday, February 19, 2010

Blogging through the Orthodox Heretic, day 3

Translating the Word
This parable is based on an old Buddhist tale. A woman named Sophia is called by God to translate the Word of God to the people of her country. She began to raise money for the task but had to distribute the money to help with a disaster which had struck her community. This then happened a second time. It wasn't until the end of her life that she was actually able to finish what she understood to be her task. In telling her story, the people of her community said she had completed the task to which she was called three times.

I'm reminded of a saying which common wisdom says came from Saint Francis - preach the gospel at all times, when absolutely necessary, use words.

How do my actions preach the good news of God's love? Indeed, do they at all?

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