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Beside Restful Waters


“Anything is a sacrament if it serves as a shortcut to the Infinite.”

Fr. Richard Rohr

Growing up in the Catholic church, one of our first lessons was about the seven sacrament. These included baptism, Eucharist, confirmation, reconciliation, marriage, holy orders, and sacrament of the dead. These 'sacraments' are defined by the Catholic hierarchy for us and offered as formal ceremonies which are more fully experienced in our future lives. They carry the hopes of our religious community. However, I believe Fr. Rohr is calling us to break out of the religious box so we can more fully