Seeing Reality Differently
A Review of
Yes, And…: Daily Meditations
Hardback: Franciscan Media, 2013
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Reviewed by Maria Drews
A WAY OF SEEING
I have never been a fan of daily devotionals. I prefer sitting in prayer and meditation over reading a nice thought for my day, or reading Scripture over adding another goal to how I approach the tasks ahead. But Richard Rohr’s new book, “Yes, And…” a collection of daily meditations, is different. And I actually like it.
Rohr’s writing comes not out of reflective musing, but a depth of wisdom developed over a lifetime of inner work and contemplation. The meditations are not an unsubstantial commentary outside of the central works of his career, but the culmination of the knowledge, experience, and themes developed throughout Rohr’s ministry as a Franciscan friar, teacher, writer, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. In “Yes, And…” Rohr does not offer up the neat lessons of most daily readings, but a new perspective on seeing the world all together.