The Dignity of God's Sons

Posted by Richard Rohr, OFM on Jun 22, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Photo by Anaya Katlego on UnsplashToday, 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, OFM

 From Wild Man to Wise Man

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