I think the only and single purpose of religion is to lead you to an experience of your True Self in God. Every sacrament, every Bible, every church service, every song, every bit of priesthood or ceremony or liturgy is, as far as I’m concerned, for one purpose: to allow you to experience your True Self, who you are in God and who God is in you. Only healthy religion is prepared to point you beyond the merely psychological self to the cosmic, to the universal, and to the Absolute. Only great religion is prepared to realign, re-heal, reconnect and reposition you inside of “the family of things” as Mary Oliver calls it.

Richard Rohr. Adapted from True Self / False Self, disc 2 (CD)

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