Thursday, May 15, 2014

a bit on Christian contemplation

"We are not asked to acquire new insights, though these are, of course, useful. We are asked rather to expand our hearts by affective prayer and by remaining close to Jesus, as Mary did for long periods, often of silence, and to feed our spirits with the interior affectivity that is so important for perseverance on the spiritual journey."

                               -   Perseverance in Trials: Reflections on Job,  by Carlo Maria Martini


  1. Oh, this quote is a good one! Thank you for sharing it. ♥

  2. This is so true; I need to grow in this! Lord help me! Our Holy Mother really is our example!