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Tag Archives: Goodness

The Power of Forgiveness

The only way out of the present justified hatreds of the world is grace. Continue Reading The Power of Forgiveness

God Alone Is Good

The challenge we face is whether we want to be better than we appear or appear better than we are. Continue Reading God Alone Is Good

Leaving the Garden

Faith is trusting that an intrinsic union exists between us and God. Continue Reading Leaving the Garden

Twentieth-Century Women Mystics: Weekly Summary

People who know God well—mystics, hermits, those who risk everything to find God—always meet a lover, not a dictator. Continue Reading Twentieth-Century Women Mystics: Weekly Summary

The Temple Within

When we open the door and go inside, God is there in the temple of our soul. Continue Reading The Temple Within

Goodness Exposed

Jesus refuses to divide the world into the pure and the impure, much to the chagrin of almost everybody—then and now. Continue Reading Goodness Exposed

God Is Present in All

Images of God God Is Present in All Friday, December 3, 2021 In keeping with his Franciscan tradition, Father Richard teaches that we can find God’s freely given image in all of creation, beginning with ourselves! The purpose of prayer and religious seeking is to see the truth about Reality, to see what is. And… Continue Reading God Is Present in All

Our True Nature

Christianity and Buddhism Our True Nature Monday, November 8, 2021 Father Richard has long said, “We’ve got to get the ‘who’ right.” [1] For Christians, our identity lies in the fact that we are loved by God from the beginning and “hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). Discovering who we are is an important… Continue Reading Our True Nature

Original Goodness: Weekly Summary

Original Goodness Saturday, October 30, 2021 Week Forty-Three Summary and Practice Sunday, October 24—Friday, October 29, 2021 Sunday Our core is original blessing, not original sin. —Richard Rohr Monday The Christian story line must start with a positive, over-arching vision for humanity and for history, or it will never get beyond the primitive, exclusionary, and… Continue Reading Original Goodness: Weekly Summary

Being “God’s Somebody”

Original Goodness Being “God’s Somebody” Friday, October 29, 2021 Everybody is God’s somebody. —Bishop Michael Curry, Love Is the Way Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry, with whom Fr. Richard has worked on several occasions, shares how knowing we are “God’s somebody” allows us to love ourselves and others. I’ve come to see… Continue Reading Being “God’s Somebody”

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