This ‘Thought of the Day” comes from Fr. Richard Rohr:
God loves you by becoming you, taking your side in the inner dialogue of self-accusation and defense. God loves you by turning your mistakes into grace, by constantly giving you back to yourself in a larger shape. God stands with you, not against you, whenever you are tempted to shame or self-hatred. If your authority figures resorted to threat and punishment, it can be hard to feel or trust this inner give and take. Remember, the only thing that separates you from God is the thought that you are separate from God!
On this Memorial Day, one of remembrance as well as one of reflection, let us remember that God lives you, and lives within you.
As Rohr writes, “the only thing that separates you from God is the thought that you are separate from God!”