Thursday, September 3, 2020

"The Glory of God in Us" Richard Rohr, Monday Aug. 31, 2020, Center for Action and Contemplation, My Response

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My Response: In the depths of our beings, each of us is a radiant spark of divinity immersed in the embrace of infinite love every moment of our lives. Nothing can ultimately harm or destroy our innermost being, our souls. This is our greatest treasure, our deepest joy and the foundation of our faith.

Centering Prayer Mantras: (Choose one and/or more or create your own
I am a heartbeat of divine love on earth. 
I reflect the radiant glory of God.
I hold heaven in my arms in every embrace.
I see the face of God in every creature, every flower, every sunrise and sunset. 
I behold the goodness of God in you. ( name special people you wish to remember -family, friends)

Bridget Mary

Richard Rohr- The Glory of God in Us
"Today we begin with Thomas Merton’s classic description of the True Self as written following his “conversion” at Fourth and Walnut in Louisville. [1] It is so inspired; I want to quote it at length:

At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will. This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God in us. It is so to speak [God’s] name written in us, as our poverty, as our indigence, as our dependence, as our [birthright]. It is like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody, and if we could see it we would see these billions of points of light coming together in the face and blaze of a sun that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life vanish completely. . . . I have no program for this seeing. It is only given. But the gate of heaven is everywhere." [2]

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