“What I would wish for the so-called Counter culture…I would wish that rather than fancy itself ‘counter’ to the culture, its compassionate ideas would take root in the land and people, and begin to transform them both…I fear this breath of fresh air, this grass-roots movement in which even old men like myself have placed such hope, will soon become an empty excuse for youthful effrontery, a faddish cloak for self-indulgance and drug dealers, and a primary cause of a fascistic political and cultural backlash.”
Dr. Gurtzner, from “The Brothers K” by David James Duncan
This was a brilliant (yet too perfect to be believable) response to one of the brothers K, a quintessential yet paper thin example of a late 60’s radical. I see it as a great challenge to the emergent church, and to myself. This truly is what I would want the message of Jesus to do…take root in the land and the people, and begin to transform them both.