Friday, February 13, 2015

Preparing for Lent - Surrender by becoming prayer

Fr Wilfrid Stinissen, O.C.D.
"There can be so much escapism in our striving for a 'spiritual life.' We often flee from the concrete, apparently banal reality that is filled with God's presence to an artificial existence that corresponds with our own ideas of piety and holiness but where God is not present... As long as we want to decide for ourselves where we will find God, we need not fear that we shall meet Him! We will meet only ourselves, a touched up version of ourselves... Genuine spirituality begins when we are prepared to die. Could there be a quicker way to die than to let God form our lives from moment to moment and continually consent to his action?" Pg 23-4

Into Your Hands, Father: Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us by Fr Wilfrid Stinissen

Fr Stinissen will lead us over the next few posts reflecting on this experience of freedom through surrender - surrender by becoming prayer through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

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