There are so many things that I find inspiring during the week. I don’t have the space, nor you the time, for me to share how each has touched me but I wanted to present you with a few.
O Eternal Lover, hear my prayer; give ear, O Divine Comforter
Forgive what is unholy within me; free me from my illusions!
For a day within your Heart is more to be desired than a thousand other days.
(slight adaptation of Ps 84 in Psalms for Praying by Nan C. Merrill)
Prayer is as natural to a (person) as speaking, sighing and seeing, as natural as the palpitation of a loving heart; and actually that is what prayer is: a murmur, a sigh, a glance a heartbeat of love. (Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan poet and priest)
So the woman said, “I know the children are fed first, but can’t I even get the scraps the children throw away?” And Jesus loved it. Here was a sunny faith that would not take no for an answer, here was a woman with tragedy waiting for her at home in the form of an ill daughter, and there was still light enough in her heart to reply with a smile…her prayer was answered. (William Barclay’s exegesis of Mark 7:31-7)
My soul melted when He spoke. (Spiritual Canticle, St. John of the Cross)