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December 31, 2016 / compassioninpolitics

Richard Rohr quotes from the Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

Richard Rohr on the Nature of Mystery:

“Remember, mystery isn’t something that you cannot understand—it is something that you can endlessly understand! There is no point at which you can say, “I’ve got it.” Always and forever, mystery gets you!”

Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

Richard Rohr on Humans verus God’s nature:

“Human strength is defined in asserting boundaries. God, it seems, is in the business of dissolving boundaries. So we enter into paradox—what’s Three is one and what’s One is three. We just can’t resolve that, and so we confuse unity with uniformity.”

Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

Richard Rohr on the Practical Truth of the Biblical Message:

“To know the Lord and his ways,” as the Jewish prophets put it,250 has very little to do with intelligence and very much to do with a wonderful mixture of confidence and surrender. People who live in this way tend to be the calmest and happiest people I know. They draw their life from the inside out.”

Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

Richard Rohr on How God Works and the Nature of Mystery:

“Circling around” is all we can do. Our speaking of God is a search for similes, analogies, and metaphors. All theological language is an approximation, offered tentatively in holy awe. That’s the best human language can achieve. We can say, “It’s like—it’s similar to…,” but we can never say, “It is…” because we are in the realm of beyond, of transcendence, of mystery. And we must—absolutely must—maintain a fundamental humility before the Great Mystery. If we do not, religion always worships itself and its formulations and never God.”

Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

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