“I have loved you, with an everlasting love.” Jeremiah 31:3
When we pray, we join in a steady stream of prayer that began over 2000 years ago. With our world around us in a constant state of flux, there is a special grace in knowing there is a place that is sacred and unchanging, a place where we can go to be renewed in the love that is ours by way of grace.
In our prayer today, we touch the stable and holy ground of Abraham, Moses, Elijah and Jesus. In common, we share a desire to come closer to the truth that is central to our existence: I am loved and called precious in God’s sight. Our contemplative pathway becomes one of spiritual recovery of all that is true and good, kind and gentle.
“Remove the sandals from your feet, for the
place where you stand is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5
“The path of transformation can be expressed and explored in three directives: find your contemplative practice and practice it. Find your contemplative community and enter it. Find your contemplative teaching and follow it.” James Finley, The Contemplative Heart
A small community of prayer strengthens not only the spiritual life of the one who prays, but also enriches the spiritual vitality of the whole community. We become one in prayer for the good of the whole.
“Where there is no love, put love and you will draw out love.”
St. John of the Cross, The Minor Works
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