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Inspiration: Falling Upward

If you've read any of my posts I'm sure you've seen me mention Fr. Richard Rohr. He's been an inspiration to me and my faith over the past 8 months or so and I like sharing and talking about him whenever I can. Below you'll find one of my favorite talks he's given. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and I hope it makes you think about life and faith in a deeper more spiritual way.

Sunday Reflection IV

For the next two weeks, I'll be teaching a group of 7th graders catechism at my church each morning. Initially, when I agreed to do this, I had a moment right afterward of "what did I just agree to?" However, that feeling soon passed and made way to excitement, discovery and lots of questions. It's made me look back on my faith, what I learned as a child, what I've learned as an adult and what I wish I knew then what I know now.

Stop and smell the roses, really.

I've always been the person that would go on walks throughout nature, stop randomly and ponder the beauty of everything around me. The flowers, the trees, the ants and their mystical dance, I could go on and on. The point I'm trying to make is I've always acknowledged the beauty of things around me, and I just wasn't sure what I was appreciating (or who). At least this was the case until recently.

Transformation.

I've been thinking a lot about this notion of transformation as of late. I myself can look back 6 months ago and how I was for the better part of the last decade or so a brooding, rain cloud kind of person (on the outside at least). For me, now grace is the center of everything for me and from which I operate. From that comes peace and love and if that touches you in some way, shape or form then my thoughts on transformation are correct.