We, like Jesus himself, have to let go of who we think we are, and who we think we need to be. “Dying at 30? I am just getting started!” he must have thought. We have to let go of the passing names by which we have tried to name ourselves and become the “naked self before the naked God.” That will always feel like dying, because we are so attached to our passing names and identities. Your bare, undecorated self is already and forever the beloved child of God. When you can rest there, you will begin to share in the universal Christ consciousness, the very “mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16 ).
Richard Rohr____________________________________________________ Oh Lord Someone who shall go unnamed hit the wall last night wham slamits been a summer when it all piled upvisitors (lovely daughters whom I love)events (Chief Joseph Days)work (the triennial state site visit) crises (two suicidal people in two days) church (who would have known Acts would be such a challenge in terms of preaching?)in short too muchnot enough me and still more requests coming inmore thingsthat I must dowell of course it must be me Lord!
sometimes we have to let go of who we think we are, and who we think we need to bedying at 62?Ok I am not just getting started!but perhaps Lordthere are lessons to be learned yetabout sitting on the porchsipping a cup of coffeeletting golast night I hit the wallsplatand Lord I knowthat the answer is not to work harder(that is the letting go part)but to sitand abideand beand find others to helpah yesI need to say it againIf only for myselfAbideAndBe
Those that wait in the Lord shall renew their strength