Sunday, June 19, 2016

Let God Love You

Richard Rohr considers life as having two halves.  The first half is when you are performance focused including the spiritual side of your life. You want to prove yourself to God, following laws, commandments, have-to's. However you do not really love God at this time.  You are just afraid of him.

This first half does serve a purpose.  It is when you create the container for your true self which you find in the second half. During this period, a larger true you will now emerge. You will be allowing God to perform on or for you during this time marked by large questions being asked by you during dark moments. His mercy and tenderness will supplant the fear you had in the first half and you then will truly fall in love with him not just afraid of him. 

Read more thoughts in Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. (Click on the image on how to purchase the book).

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