I've just read an excellent wee article by Sr Julia Walsh FSPA on counter-cultural living... Bravo.
For the full article --> http://globalsistersreport.org/column/horizons/spirituality/world-not-it-thoughts-countercultural-christian-living-32581
Here's an interesting section from her article: "I have been reflecting on my own maturation through counter-cultural behaviors and attitudes. I am a bit of an evolving countercultural creature:
I am a student of American ideals and a cynic of the American dream.
I am a girl who imagines I am a pioneer on an adventure.
I am a teen adorned with purple hair and an eyebrow ring.
I am not a hippy, a hipster or a beatnik.
I am not your average predictable nonconformist.
I will destroy your stereotypes; try to get to know me.
I will not fit in your box. I have no home on that spectrum.
I am not OK with injustice, violence, or environmental degradation.
I am an activist and a participant in social movements.
I am a joyful Christian and serious about following Jesus.
I am a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration; modern life, sacred traditions.
I will meet you where you are and love you for who you are.
I will not stop asking questions nor believing in Christ’s peace."
Jane Maisey rsj