Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

A Community of Memory

The following is a quote from Walter Brueggemann’s commentary on Exodus 13:1-16 found in The New Interpreter’s Bible.

“The biblical community of faith is a community of memory, working at its precious identity in a culture devoted to amnesia. The market forces that encourage a consumer consciousness are largely controlled by ideology that wants to abandon the past and forsake the future in order to live in an absolute ‘now.’ Those who neither remember nor hope are profoundly vulnerable to consumerism, busy filling the void left by eradication of that extra dimension of historical awareness that belongs to healthy humanness. Thus when the community says, ‘This do in remembrance,’ it is not engaged in a mere history lesson or a simple act of piety. It is, rather, engaged in an act of resistance against an ideology that will destroy any Passover-driven humanness.”

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