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29th Sunday of the Year C

posted 13 Oct 2016, 04:29 by Veronica Yarwood

16th October, 2016

H.B. & Hw.

 

"Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and

earth" (Ps. 120.2) So at prayer, Moses releases positive energy

that saves his people. Unconscious of God, Moses has nothing

to offer. It is prayer that sustains, helps and saves. In prayer

an irreversible force is released. It is called the Spirit.

Our prayer acknowledges God, the One Being behind all our

being, now. All the rest is no thing. Nothing that is but forms

which all pass away, even the Vatican, even the planet and our

beautiful physical form. In the formless, we live now and

forever.

 

"We cannot ask thee for aught, for thou knowest our needs

before they are born in us: Thou art our need: and in giving us

more of thy self, thou givest us all." (THE PROPHET Kahlil

Gibran. p. 82).

 

So that is it. That is the unfathomable mystery of prayer. It is

help, support and protection. It is life. There is no such thing

as unanswered prayer. It is the divine presence, the divine

now, the divine being acknowledged and in us now.

Our thoughts, words and deeds are delivered from nonsense.

No more insanity!  They are the fingers pointing to God.

Prayer is the universal activity, embracing all, everlasting and

infinite in potential. Infinite relationship. Relationship with

the universe.

 

But never taken for granted. Advert to prayer at any time and

all times, everywhere, but there remains the necessity to do

something about it and to do nothing else for some time every

day. To tune in. Consumed with our daily involvements, we

are underpinned by daily keeping-on-keeping-on-prayer, the

feather falling endlessly on a sea of cotton wool. It is all and

must be, as gentle as that. You cannot rivc and tear at prayer!

We let it be, let it be conscious. Allow the free flow of life

through mind, body and spirit. Essential for healthy

functioning!

 

It is called "getting a life". As St. Paul puts it, "The (person)

who is dedicated to God becomes fully equipped and ready for

any good work." (2. Tim. 2). This is because we are allowing

God to be God through us, with us and in us in our prayer. Our

prayer-mind returns us constantly to practicalities, to the care

of our brothers and sisters, young and old. This is mission, at

home, abroad, wherever. What is certain is that our mission

must emerge from the contemplative mind which allows God

to be God in our every thought, word and deed.

 

16th October, 2016 - 29th Sunday of the Year, C

H.B. & Hw.

 

"Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and

earth" (Ps. 120.2) So at prayer, Moses releases positive energy

that saves his people. Unconscious of God, Moses has nothing

to offer. It is prayer that sustains, helps and saves. In prayer

an irreversible force is released. It is called the Spirit.

Our prayer acknowledges God, the One Being behind all our

being, now. All the rest is no thing. Nothing that is but forms

which all pass away, even the Vatican, even the planet and our

beautiful physical form. In the formless, we live now and

forever.

 

"We cannot ask thee for aught, for thou knowest our needs

before they are born in us: Thou art our need: and in giving us

more of thy self, thou givest us all." (THE PROPHET Kahlil

Gibran. p. 82).

 

So that is it. That is the unfathomable mystery of prayer. It is

help, support and protection. It is life. There is no such thing

as unanswered prayer. It is the divine presence, the divine

now, the divine being acknowledged and in us now.

Our thoughts, words and deeds are delivered from nonsense.

No more insanity!  They are the fingers pointing to God.

Prayer is the universal activity, embracing all, everlasting and

infinite in potential. Infinite relationship. Relationship with

the universe.

 

But never taken for granted. Advert to prayer at any time and

all times, everywhere, but there remains the necessity to do

something about it and to do nothing else for some time every

day. To tune in. Consumed with our daily involvements, we

are underpinned by daily keeping-on-keeping-on-prayer, the

feather falling endlessly on a sea of cotton wool. It is all and

must be, as gentle as that. You cannot rivc and tear at prayer!

We let it be, let it be conscious. Allow the free flow of life

through mind, body and spirit. Essential for healthy

functioning!

 

It is called "getting a life". As St. Paul puts it, "The (person)

who is dedicated to God becomes fully equipped and ready for

any good work." (2. Tim. 2). This is because we are allowing

God to be God through us, with us and in us in our prayer. Our

prayer-mind returns us constantly to practicalities, to the care

of our brothers and sisters, young and old. This is mission, at

home, abroad, wherever. What is certain is that our mission

must emerge from the contemplative mind which allows God

to be God in our every thought, word and deed.

 

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