Rolheiser on Sanctity

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ronald Rolheiser's weekly (ish) newsletter is the one spiritual/religious thing I read regularly. Today's newsletter was an essay on complexity, from the archives. Near the end:

“Sanctity consists in wholeness and a whole person, like Christ, is someone who is both a drinker of wine and an ascetic, a lover of this life and of the next, a dreamer and a realist, among many other things, all at the same time. What must be rejected in the spiritual quest is not our nature, with its endless paradoxes and seeming contradictory attractions, but any recipe for holiness that would have us believe that sanctity can be obtained easily, without tension, confusion, and great patience. ”

Ronald Rolheiser, “Coping with Complexity

(I so appreciate his book The Holy Longing.)

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