|A Prayer Diary||
The mind becomes perfect when it enters into the sphere of essential knowledge and is united with God.
Lent has brought us to our spiritual Easter, a new spring of the soul.
We shall welcome and receive Christ risen from the dead, in His power
and beauty, putting forth all the energies of His victory in our changed
hearts, our self-conquest, our humility.
George Congreve, www.ssje.org
Sometime this week you will find yourself sharing your life with another, or someone will share their life with you; when that happens you will be in the presence of love. You will be in the presence of God.
Br. James Koester, www.ssje.org
Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, 'Christ is risen,' but 'I shall rise.'
In our time we have seen hell on earth, and it is far more terrible than the worst dreams of medieval carvers and painter.
Martin L. Smith
Jesus’ appearance in our midst has made it undeniably clear that changing the human heart and changing human society are not separate tasks, but are as interconnected as the two beams of the cross.
The idea that it is expedient to outgrow petitionary prayer goes to pieces on one clear fact—Jesus never outgrew it.
Prayer consists of attention ... all the attention of which the soul is capable toward God.
Many people treat prayer in an inverted way, thinking that it is one’s efforts and preparatory steps that give rise to prayer, rather than the prayer itself giving birth to good works and all the virtues.
The Way of a Pilgrim