Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Attendance vs. transformation



Early-stage religion is more about belonging and believing than about transformation. When belonging and believing are the primary concerns, people don’t see their need for growth, healing, or basic spiritual curiosity. Once we let the group substitute for an inner life or our own faith journey, all we need to do is “attend.” - Richard Rohr

3 comments:

Unknown said...

"We are not converted only once in our lives but many times. And it is this endless series of upheavals, large and small, which leads to our transformation in Christ." - Thomas Merton

Unknown said...

"We are not converted only once in our lives but many times. And it is this endless series of upheavals, large and small, that leads to our transformation in Christ." - Thomas Merton

Peter Carey said...

yes, Yes, YES!!

Great!!