Sunday, October 16, 2011

Two ways to pray...

  • There is an immature petition that renders God my personal assistant or fixer or genii, the omnipotent enforcer of my will on earth pp 128
or
  • The best way to pray is: stop. Let prayer pray within you, whether you know it or not. This means a deep awareness of our true inner identity. It implies a life of faith, but also doubt. You can't have faith without doubt. Give up the business of suppressing doubt. Doubt and faith are two sides of the same thing. Faith will grow out of doubt, the real doubt. We don't pray right because we evade doubt. (Thomas merton) pp 200

MacLaren, B. (2011) Naked spirituality : a life with God in 12 simple words

1 comment:

Ian Davis said...

No way! I just started reading the chapter entitled "O" this morning - am only 40 pages of the pace!