Thursday, March 03, 2011

love thursday 03.03.11 ~ letting go

We fear nothingness. That’s why we fear death, too. I suspect that death is the shocking realization that everything I thought was me, everything I held onto so desperately, was finally nothing.

The nothingness we fear so much is, in fact, the treasure and freedom that we long for. We long for the space where there is nothing to prove and nothing to protect; where I am who I am, in the mind and heart of God, and that is more than enough.

Spirituality teaches us how to get naked ahead of time, so God can make love to us as we really are.

Richard Rohr
"...so God can make love to us as we really are."

I know that some of you have seen this already because you told me about Richard's daily meditation, so I know you receive it. This, however...this is what I am talking about in the year of the Beloved.

I don't want to just be loved. I want to be the beloved of the Beloved.

Here's the thing--we all can. All at once.

3 comments:

kario said...

Gotta go wrap my head around this.
Thanks.

Carrie Link said...

No scarcity.

Kathryn Grace said...

Oh, man, that image of being naked so god can make love to me, well, that throws me a bit. Intellectually, I imagine I can understand that, but somehow the idea of mixing sexual metaphors with god throws me off!

Now, I do believe some Celtic lore has traditions of people standing in for one god or another and making love to each other, but I've never thought of the Judeo Christian god in this context at all.

I realize I'm missing the point. It was the visual imagery that arrested me and threw me off.