Magazine article The Christian Century

Century Marks

Magazine article The Christian Century

Century Marks

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"The tragedy of Christian ministry is that many who are in great need, many who seek an attentive ear, a word of support, a forgiving embrace, a firm hand, a tender smile, or even a stuttering confession of inability to do more, often find their ministers distant people who do not want to burn their fingers. They are unable or unwilling to express their feelings of affection, anger, hostility, or sympathy. The paradox indeed is that those who want to be for `everyone' find themselves often unable to be close to anyone. When everybody becomes my `neighbor,' it is worth wondering whether anybody can really become my `proximus,' that is, the one who is most close to me."

* WALKING ON WATER: Israel's National Parks Authority has authorized construction of a submerged bridge on the Sea of Galilee which will allow tourists to simulate Jesus' miraculous walk on water. The Associated Press quoted the authority's head of planning, Zeez Margalit, as saying that after researching the idea and reviewing plans, he concluded that it "would not hurt the feelings of the Christian tourists and would not be too kitschy--so we decided to go with it. …

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