I came across a meditation this week: The Divine Mirror (written by Richard Rohr and included at the close of his book The Universal Christ). I’ll attempt to summarize, and pray I do not mis-represent the words, themselves eloquent and very worthy of a full reading.
Rohr writes that a mirror receives and reflects back without judgement or commentary – we are the ones who add that. We know ourselves as reflected to us in another’s eyes, through which we receive our identity – either good or bad. When we learn to love anyone or anything, they have somehow “mirrored us truthfully yet compassionately to ourselves.” God’s mirrored message – when we choose to receive it – is good and life giving. (More words of wisdom on this are found here… I know my own quick summary is inadequate!) Continue reading