The Dura-Europos Synagogue, Syria, dated to circa 244 A.D.

Richard's Daily Meditations

Seven Underlying Themes of Richard Rohr's Teachings

Second Theme: If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the Ground of Being and on our side (Foundation).

Every Prayer Is Already
a Previous Response

Meditation 39 of 52

We are told that St. Francis used to spend whole nights praying the same prayer: “Who are you, O God? And who am I?” Evelyn Underhill claims it’s almost the perfect prayer.�The abyss of your own soul and the abyss of the nature of God have opened up, and you are falling into both of them simultaneously. Now you are in a new realm of Mystery and grace, where everything good happens!

Notice how the prayer of Francis is not stating anything, is not sure of anything, but just asking open-ended questions. It is the humble, seeking, endless horizon prayer of the mystic that is offered out of complete trust. You know that such a prayer will be answered, because there has already been a previous answering, a previous epiphany, a previous moment where the ground opened up and you knew you were in touch with infinite mystery and you knew you were yourself infinite mystery. You only ask such grace-filled questions, or any question for that matter, when they have already begun to be answered.

Adapted from Following the Mystics Through the Narrow Gate
. . . Seeing God in All Things
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A New Way of Seeing, A New Way of Being:
Jesus and Paul

a New Way of Seeing ... a New Way of Being: Jesus and Paul (CD cover)

Revisit the often-misunderstood teachings of Jesus and Paul with Richard Rohr. The essential messages of both the Gospels and the letters of Paul lead us to think and live from a “different mind,” the mind of Christ. Fr. Richard invites us to learn from these master teachers through non-dual and contemplative thinking.

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