December 25, 2012
What follows is so true for me personally. Fr. Rohr says what I know in my heart of hearts to be true. Just ponder this quote and decide for your self. I’m speechless and awed…Amen!!!
When people are truly following Jesus, they enjoy a great freedom from
themselves—they can laugh at themselves, and let others do the same.
They can accept humiliations and not being first or best—because their
own reputation is not at stake. They know it is all about the One
Eternal Christ Mystery and not about them.
The mature follower of Jesus will probably look more like a holy fool
than a pious churchgoer, an uptight schoolmarm, or a too-obvious
“saint.” At Jesus’ very birth he is fully identified with poverty,
homelessness, immigrants, shepherds who were unclean by Temple criteria,
and pagan astrologers from some offbeat Oriental religion! This Cosmic
Christ did not come to create or maintain any in-groups or superiority
systems, but to live and offer to the world a universal truth. Such a
Christmas is indeed worthy of being the central holiday and holy day of
the entire year.
~ Richard Rohr, Christmas 2011r.