Real Religion

“Paul Tillich once defined real religion as what we attain when, in our religious quest, we attune ourselves to a reality and a consciousness that is beyond our own, as opposed to touching what is highest inside of ourselves or highest within the collective ideals of humanity. In real religion we meet God, not ourselves.” – Fr. Ron Rolheiser

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  1. Here is another prayer that I love, by St. Anselm:
    O Lord my God,
    Teach my heart this day where and how to see you,
    Where and how to find you.
    You have made me and remade me,
    And you have bestowed on me
    All the good things I possess,
    And still I do not know you.
    I have not yet done that
    For which I was made.
    Teach me to seek you,
    For I cannot seek you
    Unless you teach me,
    Or find you
    Unless you show yourself to me.
    Let me seek you in my desire,
    Let me desire you in my seeking.
    Let me find you by loving you,
    Let me love you when I find you.

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