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On Ash Wednesday Rohr calls us to pray for the desire to desire. Holy Thursday, he writes is "an honest day of very good ritual that gathers all the absolutely essential but often avoided messages--necessary suffering, real sharing, divine intimacy, and loving servanthood." In the Holy Saturday meditation, he reminds us that "biblical hope is the certainty that things finally have a victorious meaning no matter how they turn out."
His meditation on the Raising of Lazarus (Fifth Sunday, John 11:1-45) touches first on our anxiety over death. Jesus speaks of light and darkness and tells the disciples he will awaken Lazarus, who is only sleeping. The story is familiar, but Rohr emphasizes a point not commonly mentioned: Jesus involved others in bringing about the resurrection of Lazarus. Onlookers were invited to roll back the stone and unbind Lazarus. Jesus woke up Lazarus and the onlookers and portrayed the role of all disciples in creating a culture of life and resurrection. We are to see the world bathed in light and help others to do likewise. The stone to be moved away, Rohr writes, is fear of death and "any blindness that keeps us from seeing that death is merely a part of the Larger Mystery called Life."
In the season of recollecting self-denial and silence which is Lent, we need a steady and sure guide like the Rev. Fr. Rohr, writer of countless faithful works of Catholic spirituality, such as The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See and also Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer, as well as many others readily available here upon amazon.
Father Rohr is also a gifted retreat guide. Those of us unable to attend his guided retreats in person nevertheless gratefully receive this present new work, particularly in the soon coming days of Lent, which may seem so lonesome upon this Pilgrim Path, but which Fr. Rohr compassionately makes for us more certain, less slippery, encouraging rather than the despair we might inevitably encounter alone. Gratefully therefore we receive this present work, a gift for any Roman Catholic, and a gift for all peoples of Faith.
One may overcome the anatomical restraints of not attending personally a retreat with Father Rohr upon this topic by visiting the webcast on Saturday, yet this book, available here in hard cover, Kindle and in Spanish, gracefully, stands on its own, and lends itself well to personal reflection at one's own pace, to meditate and to re-read and to read once more throughout the time of Lent, and all of the year.Read more ›
However, I have to mention something that is jarring and out of place in the context of this book, and that is Father Rohr's persistent negative comments about those in positions of religious authority. I understand and appreciate that following dogma and rules is not what God wants, that he wants us to treat each other with love and mercy. Father Rohr makes this point clearly and repeatedly, and that's fine. What is out of place is the heavy handedness with which he sometimes makes this point and the occasional pettiness with which he refers to some religious leaders. One receives the impression that Father Rohr feels superior in that HE doesn't share these leaders' faults, which is certainly inconsistent with some of the scripture readings in this very book. I don't know anything about his background, but his tone leads me to suspect he has been frequently at odds with leaders of the church or his religious community and still feels resentful. I suppose it just goes to show that even the most enlightened among us are still subject to the human condition, but I think this book would have been more peaceful and inspirational if an editor had judiciously amended or removed some of this commentary.
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It was great. Provided new perspective and understanding of the bible passagesPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Rohr is again at his deep and insightful best. The book is takes the reader on a journey that opens windows through which new light and understanding come.Published 2 months ago by R.A.F.
This is my go to book for lent. I also read throughout the year. Father Rohr has a way of bringing faith to me in a down to earth manner while maintaining a biblical connection.Published 3 months ago by C. Boyd
I appreciate Richard Rohr's approach to the Christian faith, as well as his well-written exposition of his understandings. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jim in NC
A Always RIchard Rohr speaks a language of spirituality which is not esoteric and full of wisdom.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Rohr has amazing insight into the this great Mystery. In these meditations I found deep in￼sight, wisdom and the hope of resurrection.Published 3 months ago by James Bounds
My husband is a retired Episcopal priest and has spent this entire Lenten season with this book by Richard Rohr, one of his favorite spiritual writers. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very enlightening and renewing. For everyone who is trying to grow closer to God during lent. Best lent daily reading I've ever used.Published 3 months ago by albert baltz