Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
My motto - sans limites.
Isadora Duncan, dancer, artist,
born on this date, 1877
“No limits”! There is a certain strata of American religion that just shudders at this! The Puritan side. And believe me, that Puritanism is deeply ingrained in America religious life! It lies at the heart of the Teabaggers – and its most prominent characteristic is Hypocrisy. People like the Teabaggers hide – including from themselves – their longing to break out, to do all the things that tickle their fantasies. But they aren’t able to accept the reality of themselves. So they become high-and-mighty and self-righteous. But behind them all is the Hypocrisy. Robertson, Fallwell, Palin, Boehner, Baker, Swaggert, Stupac – scratch the surface and their human failings scream the truth. Instructively, they “get caught out”.
“Sans limites”, seen theologically, makes a perfectly good motto for a passionate Christian and human being! There are no limits to Love and Compassion and Kindness and Caring.
I’m with Anna! San limites! Join me!