Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Unintellectual salvation?

There will always be a tendency, more marked in transitional times, for Christians to demand a faith free from the trammels of theology, the processes, star-led and camel-borne, of the human reason. But an unintellectual salvation means an unsaved intellect.

Ronald Knox - quoted by Allan Ronald in a comment on iBenedictines on 28.1.14

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Water that nourishes

Prayer is not only the breath of the soul ... it is also the oasis of peace from which we can draw the water that nourishes our spiritual life and transforms our existence.
Pope Benedict

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Whispering the song

The Logos, the Word... that informs the cosmos - all things great and small - is still spoken in sparrow song, wind sigh and leaf fall... The ocean still whispers the song that originated with the Big Bang. 

Sam Keen, In The Absence Of God (Harmony, 2010) p74. Quoted by  Brian McLaren in Naked Spirituality

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Courageous prayer

How do we pray? Do we pray piously and calmly out of habit or do we place ourselves courageously before the Lord to ask for grace, to ask for what we are praying for? Prayer that is not courageous is not real prayer.
Pope Francis, homily at Mass 10.10.13

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Asking of God

You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.
St Teresa of Avila

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Thank you

If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘thank you’, that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart