Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Divine Dance

"Did you ever imagine that what we call "vulnerability" might just be the key to ongoing growth?  In my experience, healthily vulnerable people use every occasion to expand, change and grow.   Yet it is a risky position to live undefended, in a kind of constant openess to the other - because it means others could sometimes actually wound us.   Indeed, vulnera comes from the Latin word for "to wound".  But only we take this risk do we also allow the opposite possibility: the other might also gift us, free us, and even love us."    "....This then, seems to be the work of the Spirit: to keep you vulnerable to life and love itself and to resist all that destroy the Life Flow" - Fr. Richard Rohr & Mike Morrell, Divine Dance.