|A Prayer Diary||
Overwork is the biggest obstacle to seekers moving toward the kind of prayer that is absorption into God beyond images.
Mary Margaret Funk
It is impossible rightly to follow the commandments and to do rightly unless the heart too is right.
St. Gregory of Sinai
Writing is a form of spiritual exploration for me – and so it always opens me to new insights and guidance from God. I am often led to write about the growing edges of my life –
J. Brent Bill, author of “Beauty, Truth, Live, and Love”
I know we like to say, these days, that we send our “thoughts” as well as our prayers, to those who have suffered some loss or tragedy. And this is not a bad thing, of course. But somehow, I find that when I say that I send my “thoughts” as well as my prayers, I tend to neglect the second part.
Love of enemies is the recognition that the enemy, too, is a child of God. The enemy too believes [they are] in the right, and fears us because we represent a threat against [their] values, lifestyle, or affluence.
Not only humans, but the whole of creation is moving toward a full maturation of the God-seed planted within.
One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?
We cannot make Him (God) visible to us, but we can make ourselves visible to Him.
Abraham Joshua Heschel