Last night, I spent an enjoyable evening with some Episcopalians in a local Theology Pub. We had pizza and sodas and beer, but the really interesting part was that we shared that meal with members of Occupy Tulsa.
The conversation as you might imagine was animated, with many agreements and some more divergent viewpoints, but one thing that intrigued me, was the commitment to Orthopraxy that the OT seemed to have.
One of the members quoted Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel,who joined Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr in his protest marches. Rabbi Heschel said “I felt my legs were praying” when he was walking with Dr. King. There is definitely a connection with action and prayer and faith. Something that our clean suburban communities have kept off our tidy lawns.
It reminded me of a friend, who is a Baptist Missionary that goes to Myanmar (Burma). He spoke of the freedom of the Church, how they had no interest or ability to affect politics, and simply worked for the Gospel.
I suppose somewhere in many ways we Christians have forgotten that it is Jesus that is Lord, not Caesar. May all our legs...pray.