Minute Meditations

Freedom in God

A good spirituality achieves two huge things simultaneously: It keeps God absolutely free, not bound by any of our formulas, and it keeps us utterly free ourselves and not forced or constrained by any circumstances whatsoever, even human laws, sin, limitations, failure, or tragedy. “It was for freedom that Christ has set us free!” as Paul writes (Galatians 5:1). Good religion keeps God free for people and keeps people free for God. We cannot improve on that.

—from the book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr

Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr


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