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)

Monday, 25 June 2012

Not an abstraction

I've long loved this quotation from W. H. Auden's writings. It speaks to the particularity of love and of our connectedness with others.
"Don't tell me you will love me forever. Tell me that you will love me Thursday afternoon at four o'clock"
(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

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