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enemy at the gate

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!  Sometimes Rohr just wears me out!  -MDP-

In the the spiritual life your enemies are your best friends.  That’s why Jesus makes his most daring commandment, that you must love your enemies (Matthew 5:44).  Until you allow the enemy at the gate to come in, allowing the “not-me” to enter your world, you’ll never be able to face your own sin, your dark side.

People who turn you off, people you’re afraid of, have a message for you.  We reject and hate our own faults in others.  I’m not saying you have to go out and become best friends with them, but you should at least put up your antennae:  They’re triggering something within you.  You need them.

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  1. October 29, 2012 at 8:44 am


    So true. “We reject and hate our own faults in others. ”

    Hey was thinking about u when your update came through.

    I was pondering the characteristics of a man of God. The categories came to mind ; sage, warrior, priest”. Don’t know why those three came to mind..if it was something I heard or what. Or if I’m missing some categories. These right or make sense or any others u would add?

    Thx love u!

    Sean Smith Sent from my iPhone, please excuse the brevity and or spelling errors.

    • October 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

      LOVER. Warrior energy has to transition in order to properly mature. Lover remains steady but ever deepening.
      Miss you. xo

  2. October 29, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Ahhh. Dang. Yeah, I get it–and knew it. But seeing it confirmed just makes it more frustrating! 😉

    FWIW, you might consider linking to Richard Rohr’s Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Rohr) or something in the post so people know who you are talking about.

  3. October 29, 2012 at 10:20 am

    YOU’VE DONE IT AGAIN!!!! Thank you for this brother :o)

    • October 29, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Yup… my agitated pleasure! xo

  4. Laura
    October 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

    GRRRRRR is right!!! Can I stay at “But I don’t wanna????” …. Prolly not. Back to Grrrrrr….

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