|A Prayer Diary||
The goal must be kept simple and clear—love of God and neighbor, union with God and neighbor. Our common word for this state of union is heaven.
If there is anything to remember about Benedict of Nursia, it is that he did not purport to be a wonder worker.
For those of us who bear the name Christian, we recognize that we have seen the face of God in the face of Jesus.
Br. Curtis Almquist, www.ssje.org
It is plain from the Gospels that Christ regarded the self-loving, self-seeking, self-regarding spirit as the direct antithesis of real living.
[H]ow we see Jesus . . . shapes what we think the Christian life is most centrally about.
The whole of life, in all its manifestations, must be permeated by prayer. But its secret is love for the Lord.
Theophan the Recluse
When you are led by God into the darkness where contemplation is found, you are not able to rest in the false sweetness of your own will.