Richard Rohr Quotes

Four Quotes by: Richard Rohr of Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

We lost the older Tradition of "praying beyond words" {ie contemplative prayer, which is not in the Bible} as the entire Western and Eastern Churches became quite preoccupied with words and proving words to be true or false. This is the only period that Protestantism and Evangelicals have ever known. So for at least 400 years, we have had neither an understanding of infused nor acquired contemplation!
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 9th May 2009.

Today we need whatever methods or help we can receive to allow the Christian message to take us to a deeper level of transformation.
http://www.cacradicalgrace.org/getconnected/rr_thoughts/EckhartTolleAndTheChristianTradition_RichardRohr_2009-05-09.pdf. Dated: 9th May 2009

I certainly think the future of Christianity is going to be ecumenical… Grounded in faith, grounded even in orthodoxy, what Brian McLaren calls the ‘generous orthodox.’ I certainly think that is the future. And you know, as you even look at the coming together of the continents, like I was trying to teach today, non-dual thinking, I consciously met much less resistance to that from Asian peoples. It’s just like they get it, much easier, you know. Our gay people will often get non-dual consciousness better because it’s written in their very being somehow. If we can draw all this from different groups – I know that sounds scary, but that’s the only future I think that’s going to have credible Jesus witness.
The Soularize Conference. Dated: October 2007
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The 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 always a lover who is more than we dared hope for. How different than the “account manager” that most people seem to worship. God is a lover who receives and forgives everything.
Book: by Richard Rohr entitled: Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer [New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 2003] p131. Published: 2003.
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