everything belongs pg 112

December 30, 2005 | 2 Comments

Everything BelongsThis entry is part of a series of significant thoughts from Everything Belongs, by Richard Rohr. See the entry entitled Everything Belongs Reflections for more info.

If we’re not willing to be led through our fears and anxieties, we will never see or grow. We must always move from one level to a level we don’t completely understand yet. Every step up the ladder of moral development is taken in semi-darkness, by the light of faith. The greatest barrier to the next level of conscience or consciousness is our comfort and control at the one we are at now.

A year and a half ago, the thought of moving to a new place to gather together a group of people to form a new church seemed horrifying, and yet now we are in the midst of it. The easy thing to do would be to feel that we have taken some grand step of faith, but ideally, we must continue to see how we are becoming comfortable lest we stop growing.

  • thomas

    I really enjoyed reading this. I am scared and very nervous on starting a church plant. It is good to know that other feel the same way when they start. I am comfortable now in my six figure salary so I am taking a leap of faith that I know God will bless me for taking. Let the adventure begin!

    Thanks again…

  • Thomas,
    If you weren’t scared and nervous, I would think that you were taking this task too lightly. Faith is impossible without risk and while we are called to it, risk is still…well…risk.

    Make sure you leave a website when/if you have one so that we can follow along in the adventure with you.