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Here are some challenging words by Brennan Manning from his
book The Ragamuffin Gospel.
“If we maintain the open-mindedness
of children, we challenge fixed ideas and established structures, including our
own. We listen to people in other denominations and religions. We don’t find
demons in those with whom we disagree. We don’t cozy up to people who mouth our
jargon. If we are open, we rarely resort to either-or: either creation or
evolution, liberty or law, sacred or secular, Beethoven or Madonna. We focus on
both-and, fully aware that God’s truth cannot be imprisoned in a small
definition. Of course, the open mind does not accept everything
indiscriminately—Marxism and capitalism, Christianity and atheism, love and
lust, Moët Chandon and vinegar. It does not absorb all propositions equally
like a sponge; nor is it as soft. But the open mind realizes that reality,
truth, and Jesus Christ are incredibly open-ended.”
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saying this silently to everyone and everything you see for thirty days: ‘I wish
you happiness now and whatever will bring happiness to you in the future.’ If
we said it to the sky, we would have to stop polluting; if we said it when we
see ponds and lakes and streams, we would have to stop using them as garbage
dumps and sewers; if we said it to small children, we would have to stop
abusing them…if we said it to people, we would have to stop stoking the fires
of enmity around us. Beauty and human warmth would take root in us like a
clear, hot June day. We would change.”
“The fourth-century Cappadocian Fathers tried to communicate
this notion of life as mutual participation by calling the Trinitarian flow a 'circle dance' (perichoresis) between
the three. They were saying that whatever is going on in God is a flow that’s
like a dance; and God is not just the dancer, God is the dance itself! The
Incarnation is a movement—Jesus comes forth from the Father and the Holy Spirit
to take us back with him into this eternal embrace, from which we first came
(John 14:3). We are invited to join in the dance and have participatory
knowledge of God through the Trinity.
“Trinity is the very nature of God, and this God is a circle
dance, a centrifugal force flowing outward, and then drawing all things into
the dance centripetally. If this God names himself/herself in creation and in
reality then there must be a 'family resemblance' between everything else and
the nature of the heart of God.
“Scientists are discovering this reality as they look
through microscopes and telescopes. They are finding that the energy is in the
space between the particles of the atom and between the planets and the stars.
They are discovering that reality is absolutely relational at all levels. When you
really understand Trinity, however slightly, it’s like you live in a different
universe. And a very good and inviting one!”
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*Note: the text above appeared in Richard Rohr’s daily
email meditation on August 20, 2014. The meditation was entitled “The Trinity
as a Circle Dance” and it was adapted by him from several audio teaching
sources he provides.