“Not only were we Franciscans not to be prelates in the church, but we should not hobnob with them too much. You tend to think like those with whom you party” Richard Rohr.

I was particularly struck by the last sentence. It is during leisure that our guard is down (and I wouldn’t expect otherwise or it wouldn’t be leisure) and we may absorb unconsciously the prevailing attitudes and assumptions of our fellow party-goers. You could say “be careful who you party with” but there will be occasions when we go to a social event outside our comfort zone because our work or our conscience requires it.

“Eager to Love. The Alternative Way of St Francis,” Richard Rohr, p13