Saturday, June 28, 2014

What you want is often what you don't need

Huffington Post blogger, Catherine Nagle, quotes Thomas Moore at the start of her recent post, "Why I Pray". In  Meditations: On the Monk who Dwells in Daily Life page 19 Moore writes:
"Pray — Period! Don't expect anything, or better, expect nothing. Prayer cleanses us of expectations and allows holy will, providence, and life itself an entry. What could be more worth the effort — or the non-effort!"
Following this introduction, Nagle responds, "I find this quote by far the most powerful saving Grace of the infallible devotion of all traditional prayers. " She shares, "The Lord's Prayer and Psalm 23 are among my devotionals and have brought me closer to God's holy will."