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posted by crystal | 8:32 PM
Thanks for this insight in Ignatius.
Hi Dina,I really do like him - he's so not the typical saint but very down-to-earth :)Thanks for telling me about Justin Welby - just looked up the story at the Guardian ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/25/justin-welby-father-marriage-secret
I should learn more about Ignatius.Funny how the Guardian mentions the Jewish roots just in one little sentence. Welby had a difficult start in life.
The thing I like about Ignatius is that he believed God would inter-act with people if they wanted him to and that the inter-action could take place outside of church and ritualized prayers. The church obviously doesn't emphasize that bit about him ;) If you're ever interested, he wrote a short bio about himself (he refers to himself in it in the 3rd person) and it's online in a few places, like here ... http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24534Yeah, about Welby, I only knew of him when the Anglicans started looking for a new boss - he was mostly notable for having been an oil executive once, I think. He's a little too conservative for me, but he seems like a good person and he must have a good character to have managed with such a challenging childhood. Maybe he wants to learn more about his Jewish roots and that's why the visit to Israel?
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