The more you pray,
the more you will become
poor, plain and empty.
And ready for God.

Prayer consists of becoming aware.

We experience God’s love
in proportion to our experience
of our own weakness.

Day in and day out,
God the divine Sower
liberally plants seeds
in the soil of our lives.
Prayer tills the soil,
making it receptive
to the flowering power of the seed.

But far too often
the soil is hardened
by sin, worries and
an unhealthy preoccupation
with money, power and success,
and so the seed
is trampled on or blown away.

We talk a lot about love,
but the concrete experience of love
is a rare thing indeed.
We claim God’s love created the earth
and that same love appeared on earth
in Christ.
But we do not see it
or feel it.
God’s love goes unnoticed.

To make visible the hidden love of God,
to feel more intensely
the inexpressible marvel of God,
we need to spend time in prayer
and time with the poor.

Because each of us is
a child of God,
each of us possesses the eminent dignity of
a child of God.

Divine mercy is incarnated
in human weakness.


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