everything belongs pg 171

December 31, 2005 | Leave a comment

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

The contemplative stance is the Third Way. We stand in the middle, neither taking the world on from the power position nor denying for fear of the pain it will bring. … Once we can stand in that third spacious way, neither fighting nor fleeing, we are in the place of grace out of which newness comes. Creativity comes from here, and we can finally do a new thing for the world. When our ego stops getting hooked, when it’s not our agenda, then we can hope ours is the agenda of God. We can stop building our kingdom and become usable in the kingdom of God.

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