the path of prayer….

Here are three quotes on this Holy Week Wednesday for our minds and hearts to contemplate…

“The path to prayer… is now a glorious path through the meadows, now a peaceful country road with no obstacles where we can abandon ourselves to quiet thought, now a rough mule-track winding up the mountains, now a way over the bare rocks on the summit.  Sometimes it is like a city street full of noise and distraction, at others it follows the water off the streets into the underground drains and so to the river or sea, carrying with it the rubbish and filth of life.

But it is always prayer.”     Carlo Carretto, from God’s Name is Love

SA (88)“During Lent we bring God all that is barren and dead in ourselves, all our sorrows and sins, trusting that God Who gave Sarah a son and who raised Jesus from the dead will turn all that is barren and dead in our lives into new and wonderful life.”

St. Pope John Paul II

“Christ is our light; if we are walking away from the sun (for the sun is the symbol of Christ), the shadows are before us.  As we walk away from Christ, the further we go, the longer the shadows that appear before us… If, however, we walk toward the sun, and intensify our love for Christ, then all the shadows are behind us – all the remorse and regrets.  As the sun comes more and more into our life, all these things will pass away.  Fears are gone, remorse is swallowed up in the intense love of Christ.”  

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

SA sunset over Robben Island (2)grace, peace & prayer pathways

      Virginia

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2 Responses to the path of prayer….

  1. arlene says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these inspiring words Virginia. A blessed Holy Thursday to you.

  2. Cindy Kranich says:

    Ditto to Arlene’s comment! Love the pics, too. 🙂

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