Wednesday, May 10, 2006


I am going on retreat this weekend to the Abbey of Gethsemani just outside of Bardstown, Kentucky ( This is my 3rd year in taking bi-annual retreats at the Abbey, and I am hopeful of sweet communion with Jesus.

Though I can do without the Catholic tradition/superstition that permeates the place, the silence and solitude are enamoring for me. I'm like a fish put back into water for a while. I wish Protestants cared about stuff like this; on the whole, Protestants haven't cared much about spirituality at all.


Sean said...

probably because it's "superstitious"

Scott said...

yes, that's true. Protestants are weak on mystery and imagination, strong on truth. We should be able to have both.

Sean said...

Rationalsim, the Enlightenment, and the Reformation really put a damper on that. It really is a shame. There is so much of the christian life that has to do with mystery. ie. the incarnation

The mystery of the incarnation permeates all of the world and is the whole point of history, yet it is so deglected by most Protestant churches. Most protestant churches seem to lean more toward gnosticism that incarnational christianity. Matter bad, spirit good.

No, are you kidding, God doesn't transform material or use material to transform us. God is spirit, and we must worship God in spirit and in truth.