“That’s Not Me. I Don’t Need That Today.”

I subscribe to Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation.  I liked the following part of today’s meditation:

“For example, in centering prayer, you observe the hurt as it arises in your stream of consciousness, but you don’t jump on this boat and give it energy. Instead, you name it (‘resentment toward my spouse’), then you let go of it, leave it on the boat, and let it float down the river. You say, ‘That’s not me. I don’t need that today. I have no need to feed this resentment. I know who I am without it.’ This is the beginning of emotional sobriety. Many are converted to Christ, but without this emotional conversion their behavioral reactions remain much like everyone else’s. Thus the importance of contemplative prayer.”
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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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