Rolheiser speaks of a few ideas that are meant to help us think about how we can sustain our spirituality. He says that we need to be a mystic, and pray and ponder. He says that we need to sin bravely, in other words, we need to “own” our sins and be honest with ourselves about who we are and who we are trying to be. He says that we need to gather ritually at Church, as community, and that we need to maintain ritual. He also says that we need to know God personally.
1) Why are these 4 things important as we look towards sustaining your spirituality? Do you agree with him or not? Why?
2) How can you put each into practice in your daily life? Would you add another idea in terms of sustaining your spirituality?
3) Why do you think Rolheiser ends his book with the story of the Prodigal Son? What is the overall message to us? Be specific and thorough in your answer.
n small before it became small. Moreover, if things only became smaller, and not larger, eventually everything would be miniscule. And if it was the other way around, where everything only became larger, and not smaller, everything would eventually be one thing, because everything would have joined together. If this were the case then we would notice that things only become smaller, shorter, or uglier, and never their opposites, or vice versa. Socrates shows that things do transition from two opposites, by referencing to observable examples. He contrasts this to death, and claims that there has to be a cycle of becoming alive and becoming dead, or else everything would become dead, or vice versa. The analogies that Socrates uses are applicable to every corporeal thing in the universe. Everything is either large or small, tall or short, etcetera. He claims that there is a process of becoming from its opposite (e.g. something becoming larger from being small), and that this process is cyclical. For if everythi>GET ANSWER