In this episode, Bishop Curry talks with Richard Rohr, OFM, about what it takes to turn and follow a Christ as big as the universe, choosing the Way of Love instead of the ways of our egos. The two discuss the spiritualities of addition and subtraction and the consequences for our country and ourselves when we spend more time placing Jesus on a pedestal than we do actively following him.
The good news in all of this is that, like Fr. Rohr and Bishop Curry, we are all called by Jesus to follow the Way of Love. With God’s help, we can turn from the powers of sin, hatred, fear, injustice, and oppression toward the way of truth, love, hope, justice, and freedom. It is this reorienting of our whole selves – body, mind, and soul – on the love and life of Jesus that leads us away from cynicism and into freedom.
This episode of The Way of Love podcast is sponsored by Church Divinity School of the Pacific.
After the Podcast
Learn more about the Way of Love and creating your own rule of life based around the practices of Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest. Listen to Richard Rohr’s Another Name for Everything Podcast. Join in honoring all of creation through the Good News Garden Movement. Learn more about Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Consider where you and your congregation can Turn through our free offerings around Becoming Beloved Community. Don’t forget to post on social media how you’re TURNing week, using #WayofLove.
Resources mentioned during this episode:
The Perfect Joy of St. Francis by Felix Timmermans
The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
Center for Action and Contemplation