Saturday, June 12, 2010


Sweet pastries for dessert - “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”

Gloria Pitzer quips, "In parts of the world, people still pray in the streets. In this country they're called pedestrians."

The late theologian and educator Henri J. Nouwen said about prayer, "As we are involved in unceasing thinking, so we are called to unceasing prayer."

For some people, prayer is like a spare tire. They keep it in the trunk of their automobile and don't think about it most of the time. But it's there if they need it. When they have a flat tire they open the trunk and rely on the spare to get them through the emergency. Like the soldier in a foxhole: bombs were bursting all around and he prayed, "Lord, I haven't bothered you in twenty years. Get me out of this alive and I promise not to bother you for another twenty!" Prayer is far from unceasing for him; it is more like a spare tire.

For other people, prayer is a road map. Not discreetly tucked away in small compartment and rarely used. Instead, it is spread out on the car seat next to the driver and consulted regularly. They understand that the road map is essential if they are to head the right direction and stay on the correct path. It is there to guide their lives and must be used at all times.

People of many faiths practice prayer or meditation along life's journey. Let it become a frequently used road map rather than a spare tire and you'll find you end up where you need to be.

From Lifesupport.

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