I don’t know Who, or what, put the question.  I don’t know when it was put. I don’t even remember answering.  But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone, or Something, and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful, and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.   Dag Hammarskjold

Time is for nothing but loving.   Life is for union with God.  St. Bernard

More and more I see that prayer is the answer, it is the clasp of the hand, the joy and keen delight in the consciousness of the Other.  Indeed, it is like falling in love.     Dorothy Day

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments.  Prayer is a humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.   It is all we can offer in return for the mystery by which we live.  Abraham Joshua Heschel

“To suffer and to be happy although suffering, to have one’s feet on earth, to walk on the dirty and rough paths of this earth and yet to be enthroned with Christ at the Father’s right hand, to laugh and cry with the children of this world and ceaselessly sing the praises of God with the choirs of angels–this is the life of the Christian until the morning of eternity breaks forth.”  Edith Stein

Where there is no love, put love, and there you will find love.  St. John of the Cross 


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