The only thing to remember about prayer is to begin where you are. (Thomas Merton)

Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie - I found that out. (Mark Twain)

If governments knew how subversive contemplative prayer is, they would ban it. (Desmond Tutu)

Pray as you can, not as you can't. (Father Ted King, Dean Emeritus of Cape Town)

So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray. (Mary Oliver)

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Living for Oneness

A fish cannot drown in water,
A bird does not fall in air. 
In the fire of creation, 
God doesn't vanish: 
The fire brightens. 
Each creature God made 
must live in its own true nature; 
How could I resist my nature, 
That lives for oneness with God?
Mechtild of Magdeburg, 13th century

(photo from Wikimedia Commons)

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