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Photo taken this week at a local beach at sunset


Jesus was a master of teaching skilful means (wisdom), especially in his sermon on the mount, and in many of his parables and one-liners. But we got too preoccupied with needing to prove and worship Jesus’ divinity that we failed to let him also be a sage, a wise man, a teacher of commonsense spiritual wisdom. We just waited for another dogmatic declaration to fall from His lips- about how He was God – which he seemingly never made – instead, hearing His daily and constant declarations about how to be human and how we were to imitate Him in his humanity!!

Richard Rohr – Breathing Underwater p76