God made truth a relationship, not an idea...

My wife receives e-mail meditations from Friar Richard Rohr, and sent me this one yesterday. I thought you may enjoy. Think about this: "God made truth a relationship, instead of an idea!" How powerful! God could have given Mary a set of rules and laws, like Moses on the mountain. Instead, God gave Mary a baby. There's nothing messier or more subjective than a human being - especially starting as an infant. THAT perilous choice is God's modus operandi.
Peter

WE PREPARE FOR THE MESSIAH
On retreat I once wrote in my journal, “How good of you, God, to make truth a relationship instead of an idea. Now there is room between you and me for growth, for conversation, for exception, for the infinite understandings created by intimacy, for the possibility to give back and to give something to You—as if I could give anything back to You.

You offer me the possibility to undo, to please, to apologize, to change, to surrender, and to grow. There’s room for stages and for suffering, for mutual passion and mutual pity. There’s room for mutual everything.” This is good religion, worthy of free, intelligent, and mature people!

From Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality p. 67

2 comments:

Existential Punk said...

'You offer me the possibility to undo, to please, to apologize, to change, to surrender, and to grow. There’s room for stages and for suffering, for mutual passion and mutual pity. There’s room for mutual everything.” This is good religion, worthy of free, intelligent, and mature people!'

i wish we humans could be like this. i think after G-D, my dawg Mushu loves me the most unconditionally. That really makes me sad.

Luke said...

truth is relational. -Palo Freire

fantastic! great reflection.

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