Christmas Morning

25 Dec

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.


Posted by on December 25, 2011 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “Christmas Morning

  1. Marilyn and Warren Atteberry

    December 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Merry Christmas Anne and blessings to you and Bob personally, professionally and in your spiritual service to the community. You are a precious presence in our lives and Warren and I honor you. Not frequent readers of your blog, each time I do, I feel your sincere love and heartfelt intention to bring light and compassion, tolerance and wisdom to your readers. It is a joy to feel you in this moment and from the heart of two very normal, sometimes struggling but usually happy members of your family . . . we send an abundance of love on Jesus’ birthday and always.

    • revwelker

      December 26, 2011 at 2:17 am

      Thank you Marilyn and Warren. You are very precious to me too. Love and Blessing Galore to
      both of you and your family.

  2. Aimee

    December 26, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Merry Christmas!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Love, Aimee

    • revwelker

      December 26, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Hi Aimee, thank you for you Christmas greeting. I hope you had a wonderful day and that the Spirit of Christmas
      continues to influence your life all through the New Year. Love, Nini


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