Monday, March 28, 2011

River of Love


I believe that faith might be precisely that ability to trust the river, to trust the flow and the Lover.  It is a process that we don’t have to change, coerce, or improve.  We need to allow it to flow.  That takes immense confidence in God, especially when we’re hurting.  Usually, I can feel myself get panicky, I want to make things right, quickly.  I lose my ability to be present and I go up into my head and start obsessing.  I’m into goal-orientation, trying to push or even create the river- the river that is already flowing through me.
People who know God well- the mystics, the hermits, those who risk everything to find God—always meet a lover, not a dictator.  God is never found to be an abusive father or a tyrannical mother, but a lover who is more that we dared hope for.
-Richard Rohr  from Richard’s Daily Meditations, March 28, 2011, caradicalgrace.org

This day, may you know and enjoy the river and the flow.
Lori


Blessings,
Lori Megley-Best

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for that image Lori. I keep catching myself in a place of attempting to tame the 'river' rather than allowing God's blessings to flow through even in the hard stuff.

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  2. Right now I want to just trust the river... But the pressure to "fix" things -- to direct the flow -- is all around me (and in me). I honestly don't know if I'm strong enough to withstand the pressure, and to simply have faith in the unfolding, which is what I want more than anything. Right now.

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