Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Are you a Theologian? Desert Fathers and Mothers Believed if you were a woman or man who truly prayed, you were a theologian!

The Life of Saint Pelagia of Antioch

Richard Rohr, in the Divine Dance writes:
"Did you know that the early meaning of "theologian" among the Desert Fathers and Mothers was simply someone who truly prayed, not a brilliant mental gymnast. A theologian was one who understood those inner movements, subtle energies and interconnections. In fact, a theologian  was not trusted unless he or she was first of all, a man or woman of prayer. Only love, the mystics say, can finally know accurately." p. 163

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