Media, Quotes

Uncommon Generosity, Uncommon Courage …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP1bZSsbWAM   Full Interview There are two ways to be holy. There are people who labor all day in the worst of conditions, for instance, for the neediest people in the world. Other people love them for it. Call them saints; call them courageous; call them the “salt of the earth.” Indeed they are. Then… Continue reading Uncommon Generosity, Uncommon Courage …

Media

Richard Rohr appearing on ‘Super Soul Sunday’ …

The season premiere of the two-time Emmy award-winning daytime series Super Soul Sunday, featuring Oprah's inspirational interviews with today's top thinkers, visionaries and spiritual leaders, returns with all-new episodes on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT/ET on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) featuring Fr. Richard Rohr! Tune in this season for conversations with… Continue reading Richard Rohr appearing on ‘Super Soul Sunday’ …

Quotes, Seasons

Questions That Have No Right to Go Away (New Year’s Meditation) …

What is giving me life? What is saving my life? What does it mean to be human? — Barbara Brown Taylor (adapted from Super Soul Sunday Conversation with Oprah Winfrey, Season 5, Episode 522 | Aired on 11/09/14) This Is Your Life I was in Europe leading a retreat in a lush vineyard on an Italian hillside. Each… Continue reading Questions That Have No Right to Go Away (New Year’s Meditation) …

Poems

Freefall …

If you have one hour of air and many hours to go, you must breathe slowly. If you have one arm's length and many things to care for, you must give freely. If you have one chance to know God and many doubts, you must set your heart on fire. We are blessed. Every day… Continue reading Freefall …

Quotes

Fear Is Good: The War of Art …

Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it. Resistance is… Continue reading Fear Is Good: The War of Art …

Quotes

The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto …

I wrote the following parenting manifesto because I need it. Steve and I need it. Putting down the measuring stick in a culture that uses acquisitions and accomplishments to assess worth is not easy. I use the manifesto as a touchstone, a prayer, and a meditation when I'm wrestling with vulnerability or when I've got… Continue reading The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto …

Interreligious, Quotes, Seasons

That Even In Darkness It Is Possible To Create Light …

I belong to a generation that has often felt abandoned by God and betrayed by mankind. And yet, I believe that we must not give up on either. … We must choose between the violence of adults and the smiles of children.  Between the ugliness of hate and the will to oppose it. Between inflicting… Continue reading That Even In Darkness It Is Possible To Create Light …