Enlarged by love.

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Jesus practically begs for some trust from his disciples, even after they’ve witnessed his miracles and heard his profound teaching.  He eventually puts this question to them:  “Who do you say that I am?”  Don’t give me your theologies.  Who is the Jesus you know?  That’s the only Jesus that can really touch you and liberate you.  Finally Peter responds (Mark 8.29) ” You are the Christ!”  “And Jesus gave him strict orders not to tell anyone”  (Mark 8.30)  Why?  Because each one of us has to walk the same journey of death and doubt for ourselves and come out the other side enlarged by love.”       

From The 4 Gospels by Richard Rohr

How has just wondering who Jesus is enlarged your heart?  Your soul?  Your life?


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