While doing lectio this morning, I ran across one of the passages in Scripture that most clearly spells out the Biblical Approach to “the naughty bits”—you know, that dangling portion of the human anatomy that gets the church and Christians into so much trouble. So, without further ado…:
5So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! 6And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell. 7For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, 8but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
Almost makes you think the Cistercians are on to something…
Had St James known about blogging, fingers would probably have received a mention as well.
Well, it’s that specific “dangling portion” which has caused every bit of the trouble we’re in now.
If no one had ever SAID anything about Bp. Robinson’s ordination, there’d be no problem.
Disagreeing never made for disunity, but accusing, attacking, blaming, demanding, judging, excluding, etc. are what caused the problem — and they all come from the tongue, not the genitals!
Nice point about the fingers!