Lent with Richard Rohr: If You Don’t Get It Now, You Won’t Get It Then
Thursday of the Second Week of Lent | Readings: Jeremiah 17:5–10; Luke 16:19–31
Transform Yourself This Lent
How does transformation happen? Ladder-climbing Western culture, and the human ego, made the Gospel into a message of spiritual advancement—ascent rather than descent. We hopefully advance in wisdom, age, and grace, but not at all in the way we thought. Jesus got it right! He taught the way of the cross and not the way of climbing. We come to God much more by doing things wrong than by doing things right. God leveled the human playing field by using our sins and failures to bring us to divine union.