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April 5, 2020
Cycle A

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“To Be Forgiven 
Is to Know God
Rev. ​Richard Rhor

If we can learn to trust God, the next movement of our soul is to trust ourselves. 

I’ve told many people over the years to trust themselves. 
It seems glib and facile. Yet I’ve received so many letters thanking me for saying that.

 Apparently, no one has told many Christians they could trust themselves. 

What an unsafe and unexciting world we have created. 

Jesus tells us in the Gospels, “Don’t be afraid.” 

He’s saying it is radically okay. You can trust yourself” “because God trusts you, using your journey, your experience. 

Nothing will be wasted; all has been forgiven; nothing will be used against you.

 In fact, God will even use your sins to transform you! 

As Julian of Norwich heard from Jesus, “Sin shall not be a shame to humans, but a glory…. The mark of sin shall be turned to honor” (chapter 38, Showing 13 of Revelations of Divine Love).”

Let's consider a drop of water as a metaphor for God’s indwelling presence. Waterdrops in the atmosphere are created when water vapor condenses on tiny particles of dust. At the center of every waterdrop is a particle. Similarly, every soul is wrapped around a particle of God, but this particle, although small, is boundless since the infinite God isn’t confined. God is found at your innermost center . . . and beyond.
It’s not just that God dwells inside you, but God is at the center of your spiritual makeup, an integral and enduring part of who you are. God is not added to you, but you are added to God. God is the foundation onto which your soul is built. Everyone you meet is also a God-particle wrapped in a soul.    Rev. Rhor   

March 29, 2020 cycle A