|A Prayer Diary||
For prayer exists, no question about that. It is the peculiarly human response to the fact of this endless mystery of bliss and brutality, impersonal might and lyric intimacy that composes our experience of life.
Humility is the ability to recognize my right place in the universe, both dust and glory.
Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death. Death’s terror is the mountain faith removes.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
The art of the icon catches the gaze of God in a way that no other expression, whether by word or image, could possibly do..
Esther de Waal
In every man lies a zone of solitude that no human intimacy can fill: and there God encounters us.
Brother Roger of Taize
Silence has two functions. The first effect of exterior silence is to develop a sense of interior peace. The second value of silence is that it provides the stillness that enables the ear of the heart to hear the God who is “not in the whirlwind.”