everything belongs pg 29

December 28, 2005

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.

We cannot attain the presence of God because we’re already totally in the presence of God. What’s absent is awareness…To become aware of God’s presence in our lives, we have to accept what is often difficult, particularly for people in what appears to be a successful culture. We have to accept that human culture is in a mass hypnotic trance. We’re sleep-walkers. All religious teachers have recognized that we human beings do not naturally see; we have to be taught how to see.

Rather than trying to convince others of the reality of God, followers of Jesus should find ways to reveal how God is already at work all around us. Evidence that God is at work is all around us and in places we often forget to look — everywhere from the longings of every human soul to pop culture.

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