This is undoubtedly one of the best lines she ever wrote:
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)
Friday, 9 November 2012
Like water, holiness has no colour or form of itself,
And because of that, it reflects the sun.
The whole universe is reflected in it, moon and stars,
And we see ourselves as in a mirror.
Holiness bears no description,
Like water it moulds itself to the changing earth,
It cannot be discussed or analysed, it simply is,
And the mind awakes to recognise the real.
-- Fr. Bede OSB
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