Being Present

Without prayer, God dies in our hearts. “This day is yours, Lord,” I say each day upon rising. Yet, before I even finish my first cup of coffee, the day has become mine.

Contemplation requires tranquility and patience. The art of contemplating divine truths grows out of the art of remaining still. To be a contemplative is to be receptive to the divine Word. Prayer is being present.

God never shouts to be heard over our noise. Only silence gives God a chance to speak. The soul that waits on God, patiently and unhurriedly, will eventually be filled with the realization he or she is infinitely loved.

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