When you recognize the festive and the still moments as moments of prayer, then you gradually realize that to pray is to live.
Author Profession: Clergyman
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam,
Queen Elizebth II,
Vincent Van Gogh,
Sheila Jackson Lee,
Conquer Every Fear
The spiritual life is not a life before, after, or beyond our everyday existence. No, the spiritual life can only be real when it is lived in the midst of the pains and joys of the here and now.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.
The fruits of your labors may be reaped two generations from now. Trust, even when you don't see the results.
Ministers are powerless people who have nothing to boast of except their weaknesses. But when the Lord whom they serve fills them with His blessing they will move mountains and change the hearts of people wherever they go.
Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it.
The man who can articulate the movements of his inner life need no longer be a victim of himself, but is able slowly and consistently to remove the obstacles that prevent the spirit from entering.
Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.
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