The Gospels, silent prayer and Jesus are our antidotes to divisiveness.
Silent centering prayer balances the mistaken understanding of prayer as a one-way conversation by focusing on what is being communicated from the other end of the telephone line.
When our mind stills and enters deep silence we come to revelation about ourselves. Silence leads us into transformation and toward knowledge of God.
Prayer & meditation should never be regarded as a science or reduced to a system because it is essentially a living and personal relationship, which tends to become more personal and more simple, as one goes on.
When life takes on a dull meaningless quality void of transcendence, transformation can be accomplished through mystical experience of God.
To experience the miraculous we cannot demand it from God by using some magical incantation. Neither is a life of study required. A seeking heart makes the connection.
As long as we live on this earth, our constant approach to God will be that of persons in need. Prayer is not only a call for help. It is first and foremost an acknowledgement that everything we are and everything we have comes from God..
In contemplative meditation, loving is more important than thinking, listening more important than asking, being more important than doing, and a deep and attentive silence the most important of all.
God is always “on the air“ and it takes only a listening heart to hear His voice and understand the message He speaks. Too often our hearts are set for transmission only, and incoming calls are not received.
Nothing is as personal as prayer and it should be as unique and special as the one who prays. There are as many ways of praying as there are people who pray.