For Christmas Anne gave me a book of daily meditations called ” Yes, And…” and I was already hooked by the title-I had found a kindred soul author who loved … ( 3 dots ) as much as I do when writing!
Today’s thought was a short meditation but one specific observation sent me spiraling in different directions! Rohr wrote: ” History tells of too many people who have tried to be spiritual before they have learned how to be human! It is a major problem.
Within a fraction of a second… I thought the parables! Or as Rohr observed: ” Maybe this is why Jesus came to model humanity for us -much more than divinity. ”
Think about it… Jesus kept story style teaching ( parables) as simple and ” earthy ” as they come… situations listeners could relate to in their daily lives. Take a moment and make a list of the ordinary, mundane objects -Jesus’ parables (life lessons) included. He wanted to teach the crowds how to be human first and still make the right choices through a growing relationship with their Creator.
(Cloth/ Coat, Wine, Lamp, Barns, Figs, Dirt ( Soils) Weeds, Plants, Mustard Seeds, Yeast, Fishing Nets, Sheep, Goats, Coins, and Gates… just to mention a few.)
Rohr: ” When you cannot enjoy the lilies of the field or the sparrows in the sky, don’t waste time thinking you can enjoy God or respect people at any depth. So start at the bottom and try to love a rock. If you can do that, it only gets bigger, wider, higher,, deeper, and better.
Once you get the simplest human parts down ( loving rocks) God will most assuredly take it all from there. Get the ordinary being thing down and you will have all the spirituality you can handle!
So until tomorrow… ( I don’t know about you but I am ready to break into…a little Marvin Gaye)
Ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you… GOD!
Today was s my favorite day -Winnie the Pooh