Thoughts for Today

Living as Apprentices

Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thoughts From Fr. Richard Rohr:

The path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers, rather than ideas or doctrines.”



St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220)

St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thoughts From Francis of Assisi (whose feast day is Oct. 4) 

“One has not given up all things for God if that person is still holding on to the purse of their own opinions.” – Francis to his brothers

For those of you who are traveling the journey of the Twelve Steps and Spiritual Formation (see my blog postings in the category of  Breathing Under Water), these two teachings are familiar and very real.  And very difficult to live out.


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