Richard Rohr


Each morning Richard Rohr

E-mails me a short meditation.

Most mornings Richard has it right:

True religion means rejecting how we are, and

Getting in touch with our real selves,

Selves which are already present, but

Selves which we have denied.


He goes on for a short while,

Giving my morning a good start:

I understand what Richard means, and

I understand how his union rules require

That he bring Jesus into his reflection.


My critique of Richard:

He presents himself as having arrived,

Having pierced the veil,

Being a mystic in touch with Francis,

Ignatius, The Early Christians, and

Prophets and gurus…

It would be better if Richard

Would walk out into the New Mexico desert, and

Be more humble. 


--April 19, 2013