Martin Laird tells how the practice of contemplation led one woman from being a victim of suffering to a witness of pain.
A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more. John Owen
God is love. God loves all of us and wants us to experience abundant life. This means abiding in love—love of God, and love of neighbors as ourselves. Through prayer and worship, meditation and silence, we can commune with God,... Continue Reading →
Evelyn Underhill explains the first step on the path to contemplation: recollection
Evelyn Underhill unpacks her definition of mysticism as the art of union with Reality.
Merton explains how it is not material things that are evil, but rather our false self that forges sinful relationships with them.
Ole Hallesby describes the second key to prayer: faith (and how it isn't what you think)
Ole Hallesby explains what prayer is and how a sense of helplessness is essential to it
God can accomplish nothing with the person who thinks that he is of use to God. The most important aspect of Christianity is not the work we do, but the relationship with Him that we maintain and the surrounding qualities... Continue Reading →