|A Prayer Diary||
We are truly Christian persons when our inmost secret remains a mystery shared by ourselves and God, and communicated to others in a way that is at the same time secret and public.
Hospitality grows in seeing others as a manifestation of Jesus in the world; of seeing their intrinsic worth and dignity above and beyond all that has been their lot in life.
Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE
The presence of God’s spirit in all living things is what makes them beautiful; and if we look with God’s eyes, nothing on the earth is ugly.
To be a Christian in our culture and our society is no easy thing, because it demands of us to live in faith, instead of fear; to live in hope, instead of despair; to live in love, instead of enmity.
Br. James Koester
What is more, prayer has the power to generate insight; it often endows us with an understanding not attainable by speculation.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Anger disqualifies us from spiritual work as it puts us out of relationship with self, with others and with God.
Celtic Daily Prayer
The whole thrust of the journey is to let go of the false self which also involves letting go of our exaggerated sense of separation from God and others.
Part 5, Divine Love, The Spiritual Journey Series
Quoted in Contemplative Outreach: The Word of the Week 8/8/21
God does not allow those who strive towards Him with all their zeal to fall completely off this ladder.
St. Simeon the New Theologian