Love greater prevails

I was counseling a young married man recently, and he was very discouraged with himself. No matter what, he could not stop being irritated at others, biting off people’s heads, resenting every little thing. He said in desperation and anguish, “How can I change this? I don’t know how to be different!”He sounded like Paul: “What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?”(Romans 7:24). Then I asked him if he was that way with his two little children, and without any hesitation he said, “No, not at all, hardly ever.”

You see the point, I am sure. The only way to be delivered from our “body of death”is a love that is greater, a deeper connection that absorbs all the negativity and irritation with life and with ourselves.  Richard Rohr ‘Breathing Under Water’


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