everything belongs intro

December 20, 2005 | 2 Comments

Zach has raved to me a few times about Everything Belongs, by Richard Rohr. I finally started it tonight, and here’s the text on the first page:

Inherent Unmarketability

How do you make attractive that which is not?

How do you sell emptiness, vulnerability, and nonsuccess?

How do you talk descent when everything is about ascent?

How can you possibly market letting-go in a capitalist culture?

How do you present Jesus to a Promethean mind?

How do you talk about dying to a church trying to appear perfect?

This is not going to work
(admitting this might be my first step).

It certainly seems like this one is off to a good start.