Another Word of Rupture

Rita Ferrone writes in praise of rupture on PrayTell. Comments closed there, but she has a significant word for rupture:

Birth

I have another:

Conversion

Long-time readers know this is one of my favorite memes. But it’s also a serious consideration for the spiritual life.

That said, keep in mind that careful discernment is needed with the notion of rupture, conversion, metanoia, or whatever you call it. Which Jesus do you trust?

No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God. (Luke 9:62)

Return home and recount what God has done for you. (Luke 8:39a)

You discern and trust the Jesus who is speaking at the moment. You don’t borrow someone else’s message that sounds better.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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