“Only people who first choose for the journey with God, eventually grow into Mercy [Christlikeness]. But just be ready for the trials and confusion that this clear choice will lead you into.” Richard Rohr, Wondrous Encounters
Today is Thursday after Ash Wednesday, and Father Rohr is talking about choices. He urges us to choose—surrender to God and set your course. And then he warns us about the road ahead.
What trials and confusion have you experienced since the time you made a choice to follow Christ? What good choice are you avoiding today? What are you afraid of? Fear aside, what do you stand to gain?
Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Luke 9:24-25