|A Prayer Diary||
Jesus places the responsibility for the ‘real life’ squarely on the shoulders of each human being: he does not claim to be the savior who will initiate everyone into this ‘abundant life’: he is the sign that such a life is possible, but the work and sacrifice and passionate search for awakening have to be chosen and under taken individually for each person.
Bishop Handley Moule used to say, “Even if you have not a long time to spend in the morning with your God, hem it with quietness.
Recognize that it was our common humanity that went to the cross—and it is only in our common humanity that we can be raised.
Prayer is at the heart of a genuine Christian radicalism—one which truly gets to the root of the matter.
You do not owe an atom of loyalty to anyone or anything in the universe except your own Indwelling Christ, your own spiritual integrity.
It takes a lifetime to really understand that God is what is standing in front of me.
Joan Chittister Monasteries of the Heart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
But what is this transformation? The soul discovers its source of being in the Spirit, the mind is opened to this inner light, the will is energized by this inner power.
You would think it rude to leave a friend alone who came to visit you: why then must God be neglected.
In their search for God our souls are only an echo of the God who is in search of human beings.