Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jesuit Hiker On Prayer

My Jesuit spiritual director was also an avid hiker. He explained that before a mountain hike, he’d talk me through it first: “there will be a steep 30 yards, but then a lovely meadow, and if you can go another mile, we’ll come to an alpine lake.” The trick with giving directions is: we must have first visited the place ourselves. We can’t expect children to plunge avidly into prayer if we haven’t demonstrated that we pray regularly and with gusto.
Link (here) the blog entitled Summa This, Summa That

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