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NATURE AS MIRROR – -a Meditation

NATURE AS MIRROR

by Fr. Richard Rohr

Nature was a mirror of the soul for St. Francis of Assisi — a mirror for himself and a mirror for God.  All this mirroring affected a complete change of consciousness in how he saw reality.

When Francis was a young man, he just loved to party.  One night he left the party and looked up at the stars above Assisi.  He stood there for a long time, and he was in awe of what he saw.  He said, “If these are the creatures, what must the Creator be like?”

The outer world began to name the inner experience and the nature of God for Francis.  It all became a two way mirror through which he could see God and also see his deepest soul.
 
Adapted from In the Footsteps of Francis webcast
 
Starter Prayer:
Be praised, my Lord,
through all your creat
ures.

basic values: peace and justice. The two are like bread and salt for mankind.
– Lech Walesa
from his Nobel Lecture

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What do I believe regarding how much Jesus knew and when he knew it?

(This was originally posted on April 1, 2010. I don’t know know about you, but it seems Easter felt kind of rushed this year, spring came a bit too early. I still have a lot of questions for God (personally) and I am still looking for answers. I need to go back and reflecy on some things. _ Ninure da Hippie)

Question of the Day:
What do I believe regarding how much Jesus knew
and when he knew it?

The “Suffering Servant” song read today (Isaiah 50:4-9) portrays the protagonist as a human being just like you and me.  He does not know the outcome ahead of time, or his confidence would be in himself to pull it off; but he puts all his trust in Another: a “vindicator” who will “come to his help” (Isaiah 50:7, 9).  This is Jesus’ cry from the cross, “Into your hands I entrust my spirit” (Luke 23:46).

We have done the believing community a mammoth disservice by so emphasizing Jesus’ divinity that his humanity was all but canceled out.  Most Christians naively assume that Jesus did not really have to live faith or darkness as we do, that he knew everything from his youngest years.   Yet Luke says “he grew in wisdom” (Luke 2:40).  We cannot believe that his was a totally different brand of knowing than the rest of humanity.  He was not just pretending to be human.  Many scholars believe that it was only at the resurrection that Jesus’ human mind and divine consciousness became one.  Until then, he “was like us in all ways, except sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

Knowing this, you are much better prepared to walk through the sacred days ahead with a Jesus who shares, suffers, and trusts God exactly as you and I must learn to do.“  He set his face like flint, trusting he would not be put to shame” (Isaiah 50:7).

Written during hermitage, Lent 2010, by Richard Rohr

Try a thought experiment: What would conservatives have said if a group of loud, scruffy leftists had brought guns to the public events of Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush? 
— E.J. Dionne

People often say with pride, “I’m not interested in politics.” They might as well say, “I’m not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future, or any future.”
    — Martha Gellhorn, writer/journalist   (1908-1998)

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”—Mother Teresa

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
— William E. Gladston

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Daily Meditation: Wisdom Jan–26, 2012

Daily Meditation from Father Richard Rohr: Wisdom Jan. 26, 2012

Wisdom Jan. 26, 2012 .

Question of the Day: hy is the practice of awareness necessary?

Question of the Day:
Why is the practice of awareness necessary?

To be aware is not just to be conscious of the many things around us.  Scholars speak of objectless consciousness.  We are not necessarily being aware of any particular thing, but being able to take in all that the situation offers without eliminating anything.

Now this does not come naturally to us.  We have to work for this type of awareness.  Meditation and contemplation help us to compartmentalize our “monkey-mind” which jumps from one observation to another, from one thought to another, and from one feeling to another with absolutely no real meaning.  We have lived with this “monkey mind” so long that we take it as normative.  This sort of thinking cannot access the great realities of love, freedom, infinity, suffering, eternity and God. This sort of thinking substitutes mere information about things for wisdom.

From Richard Rohr’s Jesus and Buddha: Paths to Awakening (CD)

 

Try a thought experiment: What would conservatives have said if a group of loud, scruffy leftists had brought guns to the public events of Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush? 
— E.J. Dionne

People often say with pride, “I’m not interested in politics.” They might as well say, “I’m not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future, or any future.”
    — Martha Gellhorn, writer/journalist   (1908-1998)

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”—Mother Teresa

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
— William E. Gladston

The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast. . . It persecutes a principle; it would whip a right; it would tar and feather justice.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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/Daily-Meditation: “God loves us because God is good.”

Hippie is going to go thru the day, trying to keep this in mind…

“God loves us because God is good.”

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Daily-Meditation–Mysticism—-Nov–18–2011.html?soid=1103098668616&aid=GiyPydKep7U.

We can’t do anything to “earn God’s love”… Daily-Meditation–Mysticism

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Daily-Meditation–Mysticism—-Nov–16–2011.html?soid=1103098668616&aid=O0Y0czxT2XI.

 

We can’t do anything to “earn God’s love”…

Where in your life do you “do love”?

Question of the Day:
by Richard Rohr

Where in your life do you “do love”?

Until we love, we really do not even know who we are. In fact, we can buy into all the self-discovery and mutual affirmation that the world has to offer and still not know our true selves until we ourselves love.  To love is to act according to your true and deepest nature. In fact, much of the easy affirmation we offer to still egocentric people is a bit of a lie.  They are not that good until they act according to their nature—which is love!

Today we all keep telling people they’re good and wonderful; they’re great and fantastic, that Jesus loves them; but I actually have not seen that work very well or very deeply by itself. (This is not to say we should not affirm and praise people!)

We know that the love of God is within us and that we are acting from our true nature, when we ourselves can “do love” much more than when people just tell us that we are lovable. We usually disbelieve the second, but the first is an unexplainable power from Elsewhere.  God is now working in us—but as us—and the two loves (human and divine) become one.  We become one with ourselves and consciously one with God at approximately the same time—at least in our experience.  Objectively, we have always been in union with God, but we usually do not know it.

~Richard Rohr
June 2010

 

 
Mantra:
Be in love

Try a thought experiment: What would conservatives have said if a group of loud, scruffy leftists had brought guns to the public events of Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush? 
— E.J. Dionne

People often say with pride, “I’m not interested in politics.” They might as well say, “I’m not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future, or any future.”
    — Martha Gellhorn, writer/journalist   (1908-1998)

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”—Mother Teresa

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
— William E. Gladston

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. –— Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)

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