I have recently stumbled upon some insights from Father Richard Rohr. Today I wanted to take a moment to look at some of his quotes because I need them. Since my physical recovery began, the Bible has been a great source of strength. Honestly, I struggle to make it through a day without it (and have scripture reminders posted everywhere). I also think it is wise to look to people living and breathing on this earth right now to be reminded how true this ancient book is today and always.
I like quotes, they encourage, inspire and keep me going. I’ve stuck pieces of paper with inspirational quotes in bibles, folders and books all over the house (the one that I planned to re-visit this morning I can’t even find, so that will have to come later!).
“The most amazing fact about Jesus, unlike almost any other religious founder, is that he found God in disorder and imperfection and told us that we must do the same or we would never be content on this earth. “
— Richard Rohr (The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See)
“There is nothing to prove and nothing to protect. I am who I am and it’s enough.”
— Richard Rohr
“It’s a gift to joyfully recognize and accept our own smallness and ordinariness. Then you are free with nothing to live up to, nothing to prove, and nothing to protect. Such freedom is my best description of Christian maturity, because once you know that your “I” is great and one with God, you can ironically be quite content with a small and ordinary “I.” No grandstanding is necessary. Any question of your own importance or dignity has already been resolved once and for all and forever.”
— Richard Rohr
Today i celebrate my smallness, ordinariness and the fact that i am imperfect with nothing to prove and nothing to protect. What a relief that i am supposed to find Him in “disorder and imperfection”. My prayer for you today is that you are content with who God made you to be.
Alone we may be just imperfect and ordinary. But, with Him…anything is possible.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT
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