~ Richard Rohr
Christendom works like a mask. We can look in the mirror, see our Christian mask and feel good about ourselves, justified in our condemnations of others. All the while our fearful, consume-and-make waste ways are hidden from view. But the bitter fruit keeps appearing... in the neighborhood across town.
The Way of Jesus, however, unlike Christendom, is apocalypse all the way down, exposing hypocrisy and greed, and pointing to the Shalom that follows.