Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Life will be life....

Another piece of regurgitated Rohr! His book 'Falling Upwards...' was superb and a really helpful read earlier in the year for me.

Not exactly a cheery start to the day but bitingly realistic - life will be life and sometimes it isn't straight forward! Realising this and engaging with life accordingly I think has something to do with a maturing faith in Christ rather than using faith as a talisman that is seen in cliche and platitude.

"It is not that suffering or failure might happen, or that it will only happen to you if you are bad (which is what religious people often think), or that it will happen to the unfortunate, or to a few in other places, or that you can somehow by cleverness or righteousness avoid it. No, it will happen, and to you!" p. xx

2 comments:

Seoirse Munns said...

Yes I def agree. Its almost like human nature to look for reasons why something happens to us and that we must not be doing something right or loved etc do you think the preaching over the years has diluted reality giving us a unrealistic view of the Christian life and not dealing with what u say above? Appreciate your words man. Catch up soon

Gordon said...

Thanks Seoirse - really conscious of what you say, I've been thinking that faith communicated in cliche and platitude just sounds like a superstition !