I want to introduce you to a friend of mine named Richard Rohr (pronounced Roar). Well, ok, he’s not a personal friend but someone who touches my life.
I’ve never met him, or heard him speak in person, but I do get a daily email from him that in two or three paragraphs makes me think about how I live as a person of faith. He is both radical and compassionate. He is also a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. Mary introduced him to me awhile ago.
Of course, he is a human being like the rest of us and I am sure he has his struggles with life as well. He is not a “guru” that I want to follow mindlessly. But he is someone who helps me along the path to live mindfully.
Here is an example of a response he gave to the question: If you had the attention of the world for one minute, what would you tell them?
It helps to have friends on the journey.
Who has influenced your life to live more fully? Who has challenged you to live more simply? How so?
I’d like to know. Would you share?