A few Sunday’s I shared this in worship as I came across it during my week. It is a quote by Richard Rohr who is an American author, spiritual writer, and Franciscan Friar. It had such a meaningful affect on me as I think about all of the challenges we face in the world today and especially the church. Some of you have asked about the quote and so I thought I would print it here for continued thought and reflection. Please share with me and others your thoughts on this quote and how we can truly be Christians in the world today and maybe even confess the ways you have not been. It certainly has convicted me. I invite you to look up Richard Rohr and peruse his writings.
“Christianity is a lifestyle – a way of being in the world that is simple, non-violent, shared, and loving. However, we made it into an established “religion” ( and all that goes with that” and avoided the lifestyle change itself. One could be warlike, greedy, racist, selfish, and still believe that Jesus is one’s ‘personal Lord and Savior’… The world has no time for such silliness anymore. The suffering on Earth is too great.’