A further word from Richard Rohr’s book, The Divine Dance, invites us to see and know ourselves as partners in the divine dance – the relationship that God has already drawn us into by his grace and mercy. This doesn’t come easily in the cultural waters in which we swim, particularly in these troubling times of CoVid restrictions, in terms of the way we live and interact with each other, in this system we call world.
- Despite what is going on around us, we are invited into this dance. By allowing vulnerability, letting go, being open to total disclosure, and surrender…we join hands with Christ and the Spirit flows through us and between us and our feet move always in the loving embrace of the Father.
- There is no evidence in scripture that Jesus ever expected his little movement to take over the “system” – but instead that there’d be just enough leaven in the dough to press back the darkness by providing light and goodness, and to see the divine light in everyone. Matthew 13:33.
As you prepare to relax in body and mind, to slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, consider also St Teresa’s beautiful words…we are called to be contemplatives in the heart of the world by: seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, everywhere, all the time, and seeing His hand in every happening…
Love and every blessing
The Divine Dance – The World in a Word, p 64 – 65.