|A Prayer Diary||
Religion in the second half of life is finally not a moral matter; it’s a mystical matter.
And to talk about God as your creator means to recognize at each moment that it is his desire for you to be, and to be the person you are. It means he is calling you by your name, at each and every moment, wanting you to be you.
Rowan Williams, quoted by Br. David Vryhof, www.ssje.org
To live the mystery of Christ is not to speak about Christ but to live in the surrender of love, the poverty of being, and the cave of the heart.
O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the door corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
You will never go forward, never be blessed unless you are prepared to struggle with God and let God’s arms get round the violence which is in you.
Martin L. Smith
The fascinating—and demanding—dimension of biblical prophecy is that it is God’s way, it seems, always to send the weakest among us to do what must be done
Christ has no body now, but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ looks compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet
with which Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands
with which Christ blesses the world.
Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582)
If the Good Shepherd asks us to bear upon our shoulders the care of souls, surely it is because that burden is too precious to be carried in any other way.