Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Through the Cracks

I attended a prayer meeting this morning and one member mentioned about her living with her shortcomings.  We all go the same thought as we reflect on how our day went and usually these shortcomings or faults get our spirits down and leave us "unwhole" or broken.  As the poster says however we need to remind ourselves that  "our faults are the crack that lets grace in". 

We are the harshest judge of ourselves sometimes, harsher than we treat others.  However, Jesus calls to heal our brokenness with compassion and not severe condemnation.  We need to love our whole self including the faults we have.  As Richard Rohr reminded the readers of his daily meditation from which this quote came from, Jesus "told us to let the weeds and the wheat grown together until the harvest, lest we destroy the wheat by trying to pull the weeds" (Matthew 13:24-30).  Rohr further reminds us to preserve what Thomas Merton refers to as our "hidden wholeness".  

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