Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A good thought on prayer

I'm just about done reading Thomas Merton's book, Contemplative Prayer. I'll be honest and say most of this book flew right over my head. Catholics (Merton's a monk) have explored depths of prayer life that I can't begin to comprehend. There was a great quote that I need to share, though.

"What we need is not a false peace which enables us to evade the implacable light of judgment, but the grace courageously to accept the bitter truth that is revealed to us; to abandon our inertia, our egoism and submit entirely to the demands of the Spirit, praying earnestly for help, and giving ourselves generously to every effort asked of us by God."

Chew on that for a minute or two...

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