[OSList] Right Place...

Michael Herman michael at michaelherman.com
Sat Apr 11 19:56:12 PDT 2020

Hello friends,

I got a chuckle today, reading a book called Tattoos on the Heart, written
by a Jesuit priest named Greg Boyle.  He's sort of famous for starting
Homeboy Industries, a bunch of (legal) businesses run by
(recovering/escaping) Los Angeles gang members.

At one point he says, "Scripture scholars contend that the original
language of the Beatitudes should not be rendered as "Blessed are the
single-hearted" or "Blessed are the peacemakers" or "Blessed are those who
struggle for justice."  Greater precision in translation would say, "You're
in the right place if... you are single-hearted or work for peace."  The
Beatitudes is not a spirituality, after all.  It's a geography.  It tells
us where to stand.

Sounded a lot like the four principles and our favorite scripture scholar.



Michael Herman
Michael Herman Associates
312-280-7838 (mobile)

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