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Richard Rohr, OFM
Franciscan author and teacher, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM. Follow my free Daily Meditations
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I believe—if I am to believe Jesus—that God is suffering love. If we are created in God’s image, and if there is so much suffering in the world, then God must also suffer. 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 17
If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it—usually to those closest to us and, invariably, the most vulnerable among us.  
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CAC Oct 16
"The path to wholeness will take us not around such awareness but through it, confronting the depths of our brokenness." John Philip Newell in our mediation with
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 16
The path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers. Learn how: 
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CAC Oct 15
How can you recognize God’s image and likeness in people even—and perhaps especially—during hard times? Read more from
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 15
Access my talk, along with videos and materials from incredible spiritual leaders, at 's virtual summit “Waking Up in the World. Sign up and select "Upgrade" at
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 15
Being Christian means to accept and to somehow participate in the mystery of death and resurrection in oneself and in the universe. Read my meditation on suffering from
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 14
"My soul is sore when I learn how our people are tortured, when I learn how the rights of those created in the image of God are violated." —  
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 13
"Our very origin is the darkness. We emerge from the darkness of the womb and, simultaneously, from the darkness of spirit, the Great Mystery."
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 12
"The failure of our understanding can help us. When we reach the end of what we know, that’s where we find God." Read more from in today's meditation from
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 11
"Lift up your heart to God with a gentle stirring of love. Focus on God alone.... Don’t let anything else run through your mind and will. Here’s how. Forget what you know."
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 10
Not to vote is to hand our power and & dignity to people who fear actual freedom, honest intelligence,& faith in the goodness of humanity. We have so many critical reasons to vote on Nov. 6. Read mine in this article from
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 10
"God delights to hide so only those who seek can find God. And even for those who seek, God often seems to be elusive. God is closer than we can objectively or outwardly see." in today's meditation: 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 9
"One of the conditions of enlightenment has always been a willingness to let go of what we thought we knew in order to appreciate truths we had never dreamed of." in today's meditation: 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 8
Information is not the same as transformation. Even good and correct thinking is trapped inside my culture, my education, my conditioning.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 7
We cannot grow in the integrative dance of action and contemplation without an ability to allow, forgive, and a willingness not to know—and not even to need to know.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 6
Take several minutes to pause and breathe mindfully, surrendering to the mystery of wordless air, the sustainer of life. Together we can practice the YHWH prayer. Read more:
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 5
Emphasizing perfect agreement on words and forms instead of inviting people into an experience of the Formless Presence, has caused much of the violence of human history. 
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 4
We settle human confusion not by falsely pretending to settle all the dust, but by teaching people an honest and humble process for learning and listening, which we call contemplation.
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Richard Rohr, OFM Oct 3
Jesus fully rests in a trustworthy Absolute, his anchored self, made in the image and likeness of God. From there, he is free to dive into a fully incarnate and diverse world—as it is.
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