What’s this Passionist reading ………

old-books

…  I took a good walk in the woods, watching the pattern of water in my favourite creek. Then walked up and down in the sheltered place where we used to go for Christmas trees, thinking about life and about death – and how impossible it is to grasp the idea that one must die. And what to do to get ready for it! When it comes to setting my house in order, I seem to have no ideas at all. [Thomas Merton]

… Try to exclude the possibility of suffering and you find that you have excluded life itself. [C.S. Lewis]

… In the beginning, you tend to think that God really cares about your exact posture, the exact day of the week for public prayer, the authorship and wordings of your prayers, and other such things. Once your life has become a constant communion, you know that all the techniques, formulas, sacraments, and practices were just a dress rehearsal for the real thing—life itself—which can actually become a constant intentional prayer. Your conscious and loving existence gives glory to God. [Richard Rohr]

… I am not a saint. Unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying. [Nelson Mandela]

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