Monday, July 6, 2009

Learning how to be

All the great mystics say this - and the great reformers, too. Why then do so many torture themselves trying to "get it right"?

People should think less about what they ought to do and more about what they ought to be. If only their being were good, their works would shine forth brightly. Do not imagine that you can ground your salvation upon actions; it must rest on what you are. The ground upon which good character rests is the very same ground from which a person's work derives its value, namely, a mind wholly turned to God.

-- Meister Eckhart


  1. I really enjoy this pearls you post!

    Have you ever been involved in a Renovare study group? I ask as you quote so many of the prophets, saints, etc. that are in the study guide.....

  2. Thank you, Ellie.

    And SS, I've been in Renovare study groups, as well as a weekly Renovare spiritual formation group.

  3. Hi, Sunrise and Jan! No, I haven't participated in a Renovare group but I would certainly be interesting in learning more about that program!


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