Ponderings from Richard Rohr

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by: Denise Robinson

10/15/2021

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Richard Rohr is one of my favorite authors, which is not to say I agree with everything he writes. But he challenges me and makes me think about my assumptions about my faith. Here are a few Rohr quotes for your ponderings this morning: 


“The people who know God well are mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God always meet a lover, not a dictator.”

“The real spiritual journey is work. You can make a naive assertion that you trust in Jesus, but until it is tested a good, oh, 200 times, I doubt very much that it's true.”

“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.”

"There is a part of you that is Love itself, and that is what we must fall into. It is already there. Once you move your identity to that level of deep inner contentment, you will realize you are drawing upon a Life that is much larger than your own and from a deeper abundance.”

“The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.”

“If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the Ground of Being and on our side.”

“Once you experience being loved when you are unworthy, being forgiven when you did something wrong, that moves you into non-dual thinking. You move from what I call meritocracy, quid pro quo thinking, to the huge ocean of grace, where you stop counting or calculating.”

I hope one or more of these caused you to pause for a moment and consider (or reconsider) something about your faith. With Rohr, in my case, sometimes I agree and often I disagree - but he always prompts me to think.
Richard Rohr is one of my favorite authors, which is not to say I agree with everything he writes. But he challenges me and makes me think about my assumptions about my faith. Here are a few Rohr quotes for your ponderings this morning: 


“The people who know God well are mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God always meet a lover, not a dictator.”

“The real spiritual journey is work. You can make a naive assertion that you trust in Jesus, but until it is tested a good, oh, 200 times, I doubt very much that it's true.”

“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.”

"There is a part of you that is Love itself, and that is what we must fall into. It is already there. Once you move your identity to that level of deep inner contentment, you will realize you are drawing upon a Life that is much larger than your own and from a deeper abundance.”

“The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.”

“If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the Ground of Being and on our side.”

“Once you experience being loved when you are unworthy, being forgiven when you did something wrong, that moves you into non-dual thinking. You move from what I call meritocracy, quid pro quo thinking, to the huge ocean of grace, where you stop counting or calculating.”

I hope one or more of these caused you to pause for a moment and consider (or reconsider) something about your faith. With Rohr, in my case, sometimes I agree and often I disagree - but he always prompts me to think.
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