Breathing Under Water, Ch. 2

Chapter 2- Desperate Desiring
(Rohr is discussing how 12 Step programs are similar to the Christian faith and spirituality)

“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”  Step  2 of AA

Religion is lived by people who are afraid of hell. Spirituality is lived by people who have been through hell.

The innocuous mental belief systems of much religion are probably the major cause of atheism in the world today.

Religion either produces the very best people or the very worst.

I think your heart needs to be broken, and broken open, at least once to have a heart at all or to have a heart for others.

Most head churches do not touch the heart, most heart churches do not bother with the head, and almost all of them ignore the body as if of no account.


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