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 lotof 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.