Seeking the face of God
Inspiration from Mother Theresa
I’ve been re-reading The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr this week. It’s a book about the Trinity and how, understood well, and entered into, we can be transformed.
What I want to draw out now though isn’t specifically about the Trinity. It’s a quote Rohr shares from Mother Theresa about the calling and mission of her Order, Missionaries of Charity:
We are called to be contemplative in the heart of the world by:
– Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, everywhere, all the time, and seeing His hand in every happening.
– Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of bread, and in the distressing disguise of the poor.
To which Richard Rohr adds:
The degree to which you can see the divine image where you’d rather not tells me how fully the divine image is now operative within you.
What a challenge!
If this criteria was to be used as a measure of spiritual maturity, I know I still have a lot of maturing to do.
When I’m still judging people, thinking I’m better than others, looking with pity upon those who are less fortunate than me, I know I’m a long way from where I need to be.