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The mystery of forgiveness

“I believe with all my heart that the mystery of forgiveness is the entire Gospel.  When you ‘get’ forgiveness, you get it.  We use the phrase ‘falling in love.’ I think forgiveness is almost the same thing.  It is a mystery we fall into: the mystery is God.  God forgives all for being imperfect, broken, and poor.  When we know God, we meet  a lover, not a dictator. God is never found to be an abusive father or a tyrannical mother, but always a lover who  is more than we dared hope for.  How different than the ‘account manager’ that most  people seem to worship.”  Fr Richard Rohr

Bird Woman Falls, Glacier National Park

On the way to Sperry Glacier


Rejoicing in others

“In the KIngdom of God, there is no competition or rivalry.  The Son of God shares His chosen-ness with us.  In the Kingdom of God, each person is precious and unique, and each person has been given eyes to see the chosen-ness of others and rejoice in it.” Henri Nouwen

Sichuan Province, China

Bird Woman Falls, Glacier National Park