I am about to start teaching a course at Anima Education on Monday night on Jewish stories. Actually, its a course on the Bible called “A Walk through the Scriptures”, but it reminded me of something that a Jewish friend of mine said recently about his rabbi.
When asked if his stories were true, the rabbi said, “I only tell three types of stories: true stories, really true stories, and really, REALLY true stories.”
My sort of guy.
In my last post, about Orthodoxy and Communio, I referred to a quote from Garuti’s “The primacy of the Bishop of Rome”. I’ve found it now, and it wasn’t Garuti himself, he was quoting the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Committee in its “Commentary on the Munich Document” (1983). It is in a footnote to the comment that in Orthodoxy “the episkope for the universal church is seen to be entrusted by the Spirit to the totality of local bishops in communion with one another.” The footnote then reads:
The way in which the document focuses on the ‘local church’ through eucharistic ecclesiology does not readily correspond to the actual situation of bishops and their churches today. Although this model offers some useful insights, the character, numerical size, and geographical extent of most local churches makes application problematic.
Make of that what you will, I guess.