Thoughts for the Day

The Power of Free Will

“Many liberal activist movements are trapped by their cynicism. It’s so easy, too easy to demonize the other side…

“Even in the church, many have no positive vision forward so they lead the charge backward or against. But note that Jesus’ concept of ‘the Reign of God’ is totally positive — not fear-based or against any individual, group, sin or problem…

…only when we get ourselves out of the way can we [appropriately] judge anyone else and take on the powers that be with righteous indignation.

from Everything Belongs (pp 107-111), by Richard Rohr, O.F.M.