CENTERING PRAYER AND LECTIO DIVINA – Wed. 5/27 at 1:00 pm
NO CENTERING PRAYER OR BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK ON THURSDAY
CENTERING PRAYER AND LECTIO DIVINA – Fri. 5/29 at 4:00 pm
Our Centering Prayer practice is so simple and so without any immediate, apparent “product” that in the context of our contemporary life it may seem to be a waste of time. Yet it is precisely the simplicity and lack of immediate “result” that is so powerful for us, so where we need to be. It is a paradoxical practice. From what seems to be nothing we get everything,….. the promises of God, the fullness of life. The author Maggie Ross says, “The good news is that you now lead a life whose riches were once unimaginable. There is no language to describe it. Far from being a selfish undertaking, a life lived from the wellspring of silence influences other lives…..but without anyone’s being aware of this fact. Silence itself has resonances, and people who are centered in silence quietly open the potential of transfiguration to everyone and everything around them, living the ordinary through transfigured perception.”
(Nothing could be simpler nor have a more profound effect)
2 Corinthians 13:3,5 NJB “His power is at work among you….Do you not recognize yourselves as people in whom Jesus Christ is present?”
May we have FAITH in the Presence of God!!!!!!