“Spirituality,” when not religious, tends to remain more individualistic. Transformation of the community is a hallmark of religion.
Eventually, finding something to celebrate or be thankful for became an intentional part of each MFM episode. A name for the segment was needed, and like a nick name that just fit, “fucking hooray” it became.
It’s a broken world, and the hosts of My Favorite Murder are here to talk about it. What could be more Judeo-Christian than telling stories, violent stories, about the selfishness of humankind one to another?
…the fact of it, when truly experienced, is surprising and life-giving. Here we find a community formed, through work, yes, but understood as born out of passion, a passion with death at its core.
…you might be thinking that while these ideas are somewhat logical, you personally could never stomach dealing with the bodies of the dead.
Communion, even simply as an act of profound togetherness, has been literally life saving for me in my own journey. Yet one must not be satisfied merely with the milk of human kindness; the meat of this rite is in the connection with the dead.
Jesus told his disciples, “do this in remembrance of me.” What was the “this” of which Jesus spoke? Was it simply eating together or something more?
The baptismal font is not merely a bath, where we are washed clean of sin, but a moment of potential drowning.
…death will continue to grip our souls insofar as baptism is disconnected with death and the baptized do not hold death’s hand.