Friday, January 28, 2011

Benediction for 1/28/11

From Father Richard Rohr:
Every person has to come to the God experience on their own.  Conversion is a foundational change in life position and perspective and, finally, one’s very identity.  After the transformation God is not out there any more.  You don’t look at God as a separate identity; you look out from God who lives in you and through you and with you.  That is a major shift, probably the most major shift possible for humans.
(To which I say, OK, but how long am I supposed to wait for that? What am I missing/doing wrong? This is touched on later in the same quote, included below)
It is happening inside of you and all God needs is your “yes” and your participation. It is likely the hardest yes you will ever utter, because your years of habit will all shout “not possible,” “not me,” and “not worthy.”

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