Tag Archives: Richard Rohr

From My Reading – May

“The way of the cross looks like failure. In fact, we could say that Christianity is about how to win by losing, how to let go creatively, how the only real ascent is descent. We need to be more concerned with … Continue reading

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From My Reading – April

“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person … Continue reading

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From My Reading – March

“The most important thing to remember is this: to be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become” (W.E.B. Du Bois). ♦      ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦ “The prophets … Continue reading

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From My Reading – October

“My story is important not because it is mine, God knows, but because if I tell it anything like right, the chances are you will recognize that in many ways it is also yours. Maybe nothing is more than important … Continue reading

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From My Reading – August

“The Bible is usually very universal and makes you want to see something—some image to imagine it by. ‘The light shines in the darkness,’ John says, and maybe you see an agonizing burst of light with the darkness folding back like … Continue reading

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From My Reading – July

“Healthy religion is always humble about its own holiness and knowledge. It knows that it does not know. The true biblical notion of faith, which balances knowing with not knowing, is rather rare today, especially among many religious folks who … Continue reading

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From My Reading – April

“A TRUE ATHEIST is one who is willing to face the full consequences of what it means to say there is no God.  To say there is no God means among other things that there are no absolute standards. For instance, … Continue reading

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From My Reading – March

“As I understand it, to say that God is mightily present even in such private events as these [his father’s suicide, for example] does not mean that he makes events happen to us which move us in certain directions like … Continue reading

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