This post originally appeared at circleofhope.net/blog. Richard Rohr speaks to my heart It’s not so often that I read a book and I find myself physically nodding with the author as if she were speaking to me. This happened recently when I was reading my new favorite Richard Rohr book. To be honest, I generally take Fr. Rohr with a grain of salt, receiving his wisdom and discarding what seems less-than-wise to me. I think we should approach most authors with that kind of lens. I follow Paul when he tells the Thessalonians to “test everything, hold on to what is good” (1. Thess. 5:12). But here was a section of Rohr’s book that really got me thinking that we may be on to something in Circle of Hope. He’s talking about “mysticism,” and how we have the content to practice it.