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All sin is a withdrawal of love from God, in order to love something else. TM, No Man

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8:7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground.

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I was challenged recently to consider some of the words used in our baptismal liturgy, particularly the series of questions that starts:

Celebrant: Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God? 

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Richard Rohr: If holy affirming is first of all life, then the holy denying is almost inevitable, otherwise we would idolize the holy affirming. It keeps everything flowing. We can’t have it forever. Everything passes away. This everything that passes away is also reborn in God.

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39 Jesus also told them a parable: ‘Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?

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The mystery of transformation that is mirrored, that is received by resonance, by communion, by connection, by relationship comes down to your capacity for presence.

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We don’t know how to connect unity and diversity, because there is no metanarrative, no universal truth; there’s no “truth”.

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The biblical vision of what it means to be truly human is deeply challenging.

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In the “Sermon On The Mount” is Jesus’ vision for the Christian life. This is what it looks like to live truly and deeply the life to which Jesus calls us.

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Francis opens the doorI love this image.

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