John Dear

What an amazing man. I’m never going to do justice to the week I’ve had here, but I want to mark the occasion with a post nonetheless. Just an extra-ordinary man in both senses of the word. Probably the closest to a modern-day Jesus I’ve ever met. I hope I’ll find some time this week to unpack the whole thing, but in case I don’t, I’ll leave this gem he dropped (courtesy of Dan Berrigan, one of his closest friends):

John: What’s the point of all this again, Dan? All the arrests and the jail time and the struggle?
Dan: The point, John, is to make your life fit into Jesus’ life.

Wow. Try making Christianity simpler than that. I dare you.


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