By Richard Rohr
What if altering our conception of God has the capability to alter everything?
God isn't really what you're thinking that. Visions of an indignant, far-off, ethical scorekeeper or a supernatural Santa Claus handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those that attend the ideal church or say the fitting prayer dominate our tradition. for lots of others, God has develop into inappropriate or just unbelievable.
In The Divine Dance, Fr. Richard Rohr (with Mike Morrell) issues readers to an not likely commencing past this divinity deadlock: the at–times forgotten, old secret of the Trinity―God as completely one, but three.
Drawing from Scripture, theology, and the inner most insights of mystics, philosophers, and sages all through background, Fr. Rohr provides a compelling substitute to aloof and fairytale types of God:
One God, belovedly in communion, as All–Vulnerable, All–Embracing, and All–Given to you and me.
The Divine Dance makes available and potential the Christian tradition’s such a lot astonishing gift...
God as Community...as Friendship...as Dance.
Are you prepared to hitch in?
Finding the candy spot the place modern technological know-how meets old mysticism, and theology meets poetry, The Divine Dance sketches a gorgeous choreography for a existence well–lived. In our pleasure or our ache, actual existence is often relational, a circulation, a dance. (And used to be continuously intended to be.)
This is Richard in height shape, doing what he does top: displaying you ways the easiest principles for the longer term have truly been the following, within the Jesus culture, the total time.... our favourite Franciscan has performed it again!
―Rob Bell, Love Wins
Richard Rohr is likely one of the nice non secular masters of our time, certainly of any time.... The Trinity will after all continuously stay a profound secret, yet after examining Father Rohr’s publication, you'll event it as a secret that may, and should, rework your life.
―James Martin, SJ, Jesus: A Pilgrimage
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I replied. ” I’ve run this theory by several psychiatrist friends. After they get over their initial stunned objection—“Oh, come on. That’s too simple”—they agree! Every case of nonphysiologically-based mental illness stems from a person who has been separated, cut off, living alone, forgetting how to relate. This person does not know intimacy and is starved for communion. That’s probably why God created the sexual drive so strong in most of us. It’s an instinct that demands relationship in its healthy manifestation, because when you separate yourself from others you become sick, toxic, and—I’m going to say—even evil.
Even hip-hop? This book must be on your shelf: clergy, lay leaders, activists, and academics. For reflection and sustenance. To remember our “likeness” with Holy. To be invited to the dance. —The Rev. Dr. com The three are one? Well, yes. One dynamic reality, one joyful noise, one glorious flowing explosion of sacred suchness! A daring doctrine indeed. As a Jewish Hindu Buddhist Sufi, I finally get it. God is love and love is unendingly unfolding—permeating and transforming and connecting All That Is.
7. See, for example, 1 John 1:1–3; Hebrews 1:1–3. 8. See, for example, Ephesians 1:3–4. 9. See Richard Rohr, Eager to Love (Cincinnati, OH: Franciscan Media, 2014), app. I, 209, which explores how Christ and Jesus are two different but overlapping truths. 10. See Genesis 1:10–31. 11. See Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10; 10:16. 14 Before you try to figure out why I started this section with these three separate citations about a very active and involved God, let me try to explain. And all I can ever do is try.