|A Prayer Diary||
The circle returns upon itself and is bound. The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers.
The silence of Centering Prayer is like a threshold.
It is a place in between the past and your future.
To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances.
To seek him, the greatest adventure.
To find him, the greatest human achievement.
I saw that the Sermon on the Mount was the whole of Christianity for [those] who wanted to live a Christian life. It is that Sermon which has endeared Jesus to me.
If Christ and Jesus are the archetypes of what God is doing, Mary is the archetype of how to receive what God is doing and hand it on to others.
I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.
Carl Jung, quoted in www.cag.org
It is gratitude, thankfulness to God, which draws us to worship, and which enables us to make vows which deepen the intimacy of our relationship with God and with each other.
Br. Geoffrey Tristram
The principal thing to do is to walk before God, or under God’s eye, aware that God is looking at you, searching your soul and your heart, seeing all that is there.
Theophan the Recluse
God hid holiness quite well: the proud will never recognize it, and the humble will fall into it every day—not even realizing it is holiness.