Befriending The Enemy Within

Dear Folks -

This week was the last time for Ordinary Life to meet in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Next week we will return to our home space in a dramatically renovated Jones Building on the campus of St. Paul's.

We are profoundly grateful to the MFA for their hospitality during the past seven months. I am grateful to all of you who helped make this transition period as easy as it was. And, I'll be glad to be "back home."

This week I talked about how what this world needs of more of God and less of us. That is to say, we need to stop projecting the unconscious, repressed and unowned aspects of ourselves on to others "out there." It is our shadow selves that creates evil in the world and not our so-called enemies. This is not to say that we don't have enemies. It is to say that until we own our part, our complicity, in having created the systems in which we live, we don't stand a chance for creating a more peaceful world.

That's a bit of a summary of what I talked about this week. The text I spoke from is below.

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Much love,

Bill Kerley


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