Integrating the two ‘edges’ – a deep inner life and an outer life of worldly service – is the great art form of Christian life. We tend to stay in the middle, attending services and belonging to groups. But it is the two ‘edges’ that really convert us, making the ‘middle’ real.
Fr Richard Rohr lives in a hermitage behind his Franciscan community in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He divides his time between local work and International preaching and is a regular contributing editor/writer for Sojourners magazine. He is currently writing a book on male initiation.