Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Reflections, March 16, 2012

Today's reflection is written by Richard Rohr.  I found his closing sentence to be deeply provocative, and would love to hear any thoughts that this reflection stirs for you in the comments.


We fear nothingness. That’s why we fear death, of course, which feels like nothingness. Death is the shocking realization that everything I thought was me, everything I held onto so desperately, was finally nothing (read Kathleen Dowling Singh’s The Grace in Dying).

The nothingness we fear so much is, in fact, the treasure and freedom that we long for, which is revealed in the joy and glory of the Risen Christ. We long for the space where there is nothing to prove and nothing to protect; where I am who I am, in the mind and heart of God, and that is more than enough.

Spirituality teaches us how to get naked ahead of time, so God can make love to us as we really are.

Adapted from Radical Grace: Daily Meditations , p. 333, day 344