Everything Belongs

Last night for my writers group, I read as a prayer meditation, a short section from Richard Rohr’s Everything Belongs.

First quoting Father Paul D’Arcy’s well-known observation, “God comes to us disguised as our life,” Rohr writes: “Everything belongs; God uses everything. There are no dead-ends. There is no wasted energy.”

You may have parts of your life that you consider somehow apart from your spiritual life. At one time or another, everyone attempts this compartmentalization, as though there are some things we can keep separate. But we are whole persons, and wholly God’s. Everything belongs.