Reality is Initiating Us: Richard Rohr

Apr 8, 2020 | 0 comments


Richard Rohr OFM

[At a time that will truly test the souls of all of us, one of the world’s most renowned ‘wisdom’ teachers, Richard Rohr OFM, reminds us that such experiences were the necessary ‘course’ for most of the great prophets and saints, and are of enormous importance in the development, human and spiritual… of everyone.]

What follows are summaries of themes covered by Richard in the week March 29 – April 4, 2020 – in his daily email reflections. You can sign up for these daily emails at: the Centre for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In this time of global crisis, it may be that reality is revealing itself to us—through great suffering—universal patterns that are always true. (Sunday)

We do not handle suffering; suffering handles us— in deep and mysterious ways that become the very matrix of life and especially new life. (Monday)

When we are willing to be transformed, we stop wasting time theorizing, projecting, denying, or avoiding our own ego resistance. (Tuesday)

After any true initiating experience, you know that you are a part of a much bigger whole. Life is not about you, but you are about life. (Wednesday)

At some moment I did answer Yes to Someone—or Something—and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life in self-surrender had a goal. —Dag Hammarskjöld (Thursday)

The transformational journey of death and resurrection is the only—and always denied—message. It really is a way we are saved. (Friday)

Click here to listen to Richard introduce this week’s Daily Meditation theme on “Reality Initiating Us,” addressing our current global crisis as a collective initiation experience which we are all undergoing.

ACI Submission to Conference of Irish Bishops – 01/10/2019


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