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it’s about the Lover

I totally enjoy my early morning quiet time.  It is my favorite part of the day.  Earlier this morning, I was reading Rohr.  He said something that Inormally would get thrown up on my Facebook as a “what is on my mind” entry.  It comes out of a talk the monk did on PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS.   Here is the quote:

“Much religion is using God to bolster our own self-image.  True religion is not attached to self-image, but to God.  Christian life has little to do with me doing anything right.  It has everything to do with falling in love with a Lover who does everything right.  What I love is that Lover and not my own accomplishments.”

This is evocative.  I know how eager some of us are to do some “thing” that draws attention to GOD…and ourselves.  We think not, but I wonder if we should think again?  Even after all these years of following and serving the church; even we who are seasoned and baptized in fire and water, must dial-in again and consider the amount of juice that is really being spent towards the LOVER.  Much like the slapping of the chest that we see all too often in most contact sports, this is not really about me.  Team is not about me.  Team is not about my accomplishments.  Team is not infatuation with who is the head, who is the point, who is the set man, what I preached, what I said, what I do, or what I did.

Thanks Richard.  It is about the Lover.


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  1. Joyce Bentch
    November 23, 2010 at 7:02 am

    totally agree and……..thinking again.

  2. November 23, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Loved reading this first thing this morning. Talk about a wonderful perspective change. Thanks Mike.

  3. Katie
    November 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Thanks Papa. . . love this today 🙂

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