Lenten Book for 2013
Our Rector, David J. Anderson, is joining Bishop Michael Bird, in recommending Mary Jo Leddy's book, The Other Face of God, for Lenten reading this year.
Mary Jo Leddy is the founder of Romero House in Toronto. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and serves as a senior fellow at Massy College, University of Toronto. Her many books include Radical Gratitude. In this soulbook, Leddy makes a convincing case that today's refugees are serving as urban spiritual teachers. She calls them "the other face of God." Leddy speaks to the warps in our society when borders are becoming walls and strangers, like the one in the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, are being ignored or harassed. For Leddy the church must stand apart from the larger culture and heed the call of the newcomers and learn from them what we have forgotten about justice, human rights, respect, and inclusivity.
The Rector will have a small quantity of these books for sale in the coming weeks; the cost is $20 and includes a small gift to the Rector's Discretionary Fund, which allows the Rector to respond to particular needs in the community.
Posted on January 25, 2013