A good friend and I stood out in front of my office for a few minutes this cold, autumnal morning, ruminating on the meaning of joy, passion, suffering and responsibility.
These words came to me, as the idea has again and again:
The ground is as holy under the feet of the plumber, as it is under the feet of the pastor. Live from your core; live from the Center.
When the Church can physically let go of its sacred and secular paradigm, and embrace simply the covenant distinction (those who embrace it and those who do not), we may well take our true place in human culture once again — and become the most generously-spirited people on earth.