|A Prayer Diary||
One of the values of centering prayer is that you are not thinking about God during the time of centering prayer so you are giving God a chance to manifest.
The spiritual quest is not for interesting “spiritual experiences” but for the expansion of our capacity for mercy, the opening of our hearts wide enough to embrace the world, and not just the fragments of it, here and there, which at present we manage to feel with and care about.
Martin L. Smith
In the beginning was the Blueprint. The Blueprint was with God. The Blueprint was God. And all things came to be through this inner plan. No one thing came to be except through this universal plan. All that came to be thus had life in him.
Richard Rohr, Meditations@cac.org
The letters of the Hebrews says this reminder to love the brothers or sisters, and do not forget the stranger, because there are no strangers to Jesus.
Br. Curtis Almquist, www.ssje.org
The purpose of the spirit, as its manifestations show, is to keep man
in contact with God and with the divine order of things, independently of all the
visible phenomena that surrounds and flows past him.
Theophan the Recluse
Maybe nothing about the nature of Jesus and my living it out lends itself to advertising.
Gayle D. Erwin
Inner stillness is necessary if we are to be in perfect control of our faculties
and if we are to hear the voice of the Spirit speaking to us.