richard rohr

Be There


“You cannot get there; you can only be there.”

~ Richard Rohr, A Spring Within Us

Painting by Edward Hopper (1931)


Absorbing The Mystery

“​Jesus receives our hatred and does not return it. He suffers and does not make the other suffer. He does not first look at changing others, but pays the price of change within himself. He absorbs the mystery of human sin rather than passing it on. He does not use his suffering and death as power over others to punish them, but as power for others to transform them.”

– Richard Rohr, Hope Against The Darkness