We live in a time that can make use of the unique contribution of
every era to enjoy intuitive and body knowledge, along with rational
critique and deeper synthesis, thus encouraging both intelligent and
heartfelt participation "with our whole heart, soul, mind, and
strength," as Jesus puts it (Mark 12:30).
I do not believe the will of God is a theory, an argued moral
theology, or an abstraction in any form; it is seeking the truth of
each situation in that situation as best as we can figure it out.
Somehow the True Self in all humans has natural access to that
"hidden" will of God--if the mind and heart and body are open and
undefended (which is always the spiritual task and not easily
achieved). Jeremiah called it "the law written on your heart"
Moses said it poetically: "This law is not beyond your strength or
beyond your reach. It is not in heaven, so that you need to wonder,
'Who will go up to heaven and bring it down to us so that we may
hear it and keep it?' Nor is it beyond the seas, so that you need to
wonder, 'Who will cross the seas for us so that we might hear it and
keep it?' No, the word is very near to you. It is in your mouth and
in your heart" (Deuteronomy 30:11-14).
Jews call this word the Law; Christians call it the Logos
or the blueprint; Taoists call it the Eternal Tao; Buddhists call it
Emptiness or the Great Compassion; Hindus call it Brahman; Sufi
Muslims call it the dance; and science speaks of universal theories.
But we are all pointing to one underlying and universal truth that
we all strive toward in ten thousand ways.
I love with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength"
Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM
Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our