Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Martin Smith on time to pray

Martin Smith writes about prayer and time in yesterday's Episcopal Café.

The permanent link is

singing the same song, or at least related tunes.

Thank you, Martin.

...To have a prayer life at all now is usually a symptom of considerable courage, the chutzpah to swim against the tide. And perhaps that is how it should be, since Jesus’ teaching, is about learning to swim against the tide of conformity. And prayer itself is a paradoxical activity. It requires leisure to be opened up by unplugging from the pressures of everyday demands. But it isn’t itself leisurely; it isn’t a pious version of stress management that temporarily recharges the batteries for a return to the fray. It is itself a kind of inner work. ...
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