There is no literature in the Bible that portrays such an overwhelming longing for God other than the Psalms. They are prayers, and we should use them as such! When we long for God and raise our minds and hearts far beyond ourselves, it is there that we reach the heights of spiritual contemplation. When our pride is stripped away from us, and we stand before God naked and vulnerable in all of our sin, then we are praying – then we are talking to God!
“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”
– St. Augustine
Please join me in prayer for the people that have been affected by the fires of Western NC. Please also pray for the heroes that are at work fighting the fires.
Lake lure from the top of Chimney Rock.
“To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.”
– St. Teresa of Ávila
“Qui timetis Dominum, diligite illum, et illuminabuntur corda vestra.” Sirach 2:10, Nova Vulgata
“You that fear the Lord, love him, and your hearts will be made radiant” (Sirach 2:10, RSV-2CE). There is one thing that all the saints have in common: a radiant heart. From their hearts flow love and joy. They are bright lights to everyone, embodying the Word of God on Earth.
“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.”
– St. Francis of Assisi