sd main logo

Oneing .... Prayer and Unlearning

Oneing .... Prayer and Unlearning


Learning to die is the point of life

5 Promises

Fr Richard Rohr OSB, a Franciscan teacher, has developed these 5 Promises of Male Initiation. They are especially applicable to men in western society but they are, in fact, true for everyone, everywhere in all of history.

  1. Life is hard
  2. You are not that important
  3. Your life is not about you
  4. You are not in control
  5. You are going to die

To "die before we die" as Fr Richard says, means dying to our ego, and that is a life long task!

I hope these pages will help us all die before we die so that we live free of the fear of death!

St Paul made this a central point of his theology:

I have been crucified with Christ
it is no longer I (ego) who live
but Christ who lives in me
and the life 'I' now live in the flesh
I live by the faith of the Son of God
who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

All mystical theology derives from this central point.

Wyn Beynon