Minute Meditations

God’s Sons

man carrying two kids on his arms.

Today, too many of God’s sons are without dignity, self-confidence, or true power. They have little inner authority and predictably over-rely upon outer authority. They look like the oppressors, but have no doubt: They are really the oppressed. We believed the false promises of the system even more than women and are now trapped at what is supposed to be the top. We need true friendship, male and female; we need our also-feminine souls; we need fathers and brothers; we need a good and also-masculine God to find our way back into the human circle. We need ourselves—from the inside—yet we need to act on the outside. It is a dance.

The spiritual man in mythology, in literature, and in the great world religions has an excess of life. He knows he has it, makes no apology for it, and finally recognizes that he does not even need to protect or guard it. It is not for him. It is for others. His life is not his own. His life is not about him. It is about God.

—from the book From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality
by Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr's From Wild Man to Wise Man

1 thought on “God’s Sons”

  1. Gabriel Pitino

    I would like read more from the book Wandering And Welcome Meditations For Finding Peace

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