It can be easier to turn away from suffering than face it with an open heart. That’s why our 2023 Daily Meditations theme, The Prophetic Path, empowers us to not avoid or fear the pain of the world, but turn toward it with compassion.
Watch Fr. Richard Rohr explain how The Prophetic Path invites us to face reality, heal, and find solidarity. Read the unedited transcript.
Many of us are carrying deep grief, individually and collectively, due to the barrage of crises we face today. We need — the world needs — an outpouring of lament and love to find hope and healing. In a time where religion often fails to meet our great crises and injustices, God is calling us to be prophets of Divine Love .
We are being called to walk The Prophetic Path.
When Father Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in 1987, he envisioned a “school for prophets,” a place where the contemplative mind and action for justice are interwoven. In that spirit, The Prophetic Path invites us to face reality for what it is — and together we will weep, grieve, hope, heal, and stand in solidarity with the suffering of the world.
Prophets do not have to be highly educated, powerful, or well-known; they are everyday people perched at the edge of the inside of our institutions, distant enough to critique injustice, but close enough to be heard. Prophets are free to offer alternatives grounded both in love for God and our faith traditions.
Join us on The Prophetic Path. Together we will weep with a softened heart at our individual wounds and collective suffering, while simultaneously affirming the faithful comfort and restorative love of God. The Prophetic Path is a place to grieve openly, and yet to hold fast to a resolute hope in Divine Love.
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