08Aug Richard Rohr’s meditations are available online

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations

Make Sure You Are Hungry

Christ is the bread, awaiting hunger.   — St. Augustine

Eucharist is presence encountering presence—mutuality, vulnerability. There is nothing to prove, to protect, or to sell. It feels so empty, simple, and harmless, that all you can do is be present. In most of Christian history we instead tried to “understand” and explain presence. As if we could.

The Eucharist is telling us that God is the food and all we have to do is provide the hunger. Somehow we have to make sure that each day we are hungry, that there’s room inside of us for another presence. If you are filled with your own opinions, ideas, righteousness, superiority, or sufficiency, you are a world unto yourself and there is no room for “another.” Despite all our attempts to define who is worthy and who is not worthy to receive communion, our only ticket or prerequisite for coming to Eucharist is hunger. And most often sinners are much hungrier than the so-called saints.

Adapted from Eucharist as Touchstone (CD, MP3)
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Padraig McCarthy

One Response

  1. John Collins

    Thank You Padraig for putting Richards meditations on the website…. I am subscribed and have read some of his books … He makes so much sense in our spirit world and has done so for a long time.