Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Work

Well, DVC propelled Opus Dei into the limelight, probably confirming the old adage that any publicity is good publicity. I have a good friend out on the West Coast who's been getting involved with them and speaks highly of them. And then, Gmail threw this link at me today: Opus Dei Blogs. It's kind of a blog-central for blogs and links and news and testimonials by people in Opus Dei, or associated with Opus Dei (and even those who've left!) Neat stuff!

Here's an extract from a contributor's essay on why he joined Opus Dei
My wife might have added, in discrete conversation with that friend, that along with my seriousness about Christianity came a certain inflexibility in daily life, and an extremism. For instance, I would sometimes be strenuously against some things that were, in fact, morally indifferent—thus erecting my personal likes and dislikes into moral absolutes for the both of us. My wife might also have added that my character was far from perfect—in fact, I was not immune from the disease that sometimes afflicts religious people, of excusing one’s faults by appeal to one’s orthodoxy—and thus I might have profited from bringing some honest and sustained attention to my weaknesses (and strengths) of character. This, too, Opus Dei helps with.
Emphasis added. Hmm.

Ah Lent. Bring it on! :)

1 comment:

drake said...

Congratulations on your blog!

The world of members and former members of Opus Dei is a lot more varied than this blog-central displays.

In any case, you are probably right that any publicity is (at least) some publicity.