Love Responds to Love

Posted by Richard Rohr, OFM on Jan 9, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Photo by Blake Wheeler on UnsplashWe have been graced for a truly sweet surrender, if we can radically accept being radically accepted—for nothing! “Or grace would not be grace at all”! (Romans 11:6). As my father, St. Francis, put it, when the heart is pure, “Love responds to Love alone” and has little to do with duty, obligation, requirement, or heroic anything. It is easy to surrender when you know that nothing but Love and Mercy is on the other side.

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

Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr

Categories: Jesus, Francis of Assisi, twelve steps