Br. Robert Greenfield
|A Prayer Diary||
God is greater than religion. God is the spirit within us that calls us to the deep, conscious living of a spiritual life.
The tipping point of faith is the threshold of spiritual energy, where what we believe becomes what we do. When that power is released, there is no stopping it, for love is a force that cannot be contained.
God is not progressing or improving. What improves is our understanding of Him, and as this happens all our conditions necessarily improve too.
The Gospel is simply the wisdom of those who agree to carry their part of the infinite suffering of God.
Richard Rohr, www.cac.org
Each feeling in Welcoming Prayer, like each thought in Centering Prayer, is an opportunity to return to our consent to God.
There are two kinds of humility, as the holy fathers teach: to deem oneself the lowest of all beings and to ascribe to God all one’s good actions.
St. Gregory of Sinai
I believe that listening is such a crucial first step in responding to human need because I have seen that Love listens.
Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE
The soul who deeply desires to remain in Christ’s holy company, and is sincerely grateful for the intimacy with him that is possible, and finds herself truly in love with this Lord who does so much for us—is the soul whom I consider to be most evolved.
St. Teresa of Ávila, quoted in www.cac.org
We must not grow weary in doing little things for the love of God, who looks not to the greatness of the deed, but to the love some failure at the start should not dismay us. Habit comes finally, and that produces the action without our thinking about it, and with wondrous joy.