19 May 2014

Richard Rohr: Worthy or not...

Love your neighbour as yourself sounds simple. Conceptually it is simple, but truly accepting and loving who we are is possibly more difficult than loving others. We see through so many filters; it's difficult to discern what we are truly seeing, feeling, rationalising.

Richard Rohr: "The enormous breakthrough is that when you honor and accept the divine image within yourself, you cannot help but see it in everybody else, too, and you know it is just as undeserved and unmerited as it is in you. That is why you stop judging, and that is how you start loving unconditionally and without asking whether someone is worthy or not. The breakthrough occurs at once, although the realization deepens and takes on greater conviction over time."

(I do not endorse EVERYTHING from ANY writer I quote. Sift for yourself. Keep what is true.)

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