A final thought this week from Gerald May in his book, Dark Night of the Soul. Last week we reflected on some words from the last chapter Daybreak that the experiences of the dawn are times of light, of seeing things more clearly. This week let us consider the Hope that comes in the Morning…or how the night experiences of our life, increase our love.
Gerald writes, so in the end I’m only left with hope. I hope the nights really are transformative. I hope every dawn brings deeper love for each of us individually and for the world as a whole. Contemplative faith is not faith that God exists. Faith is instead, a way of being, completely open, empty, and is more like a continual fire of goodness, warming and illuminating every breath. Contemplative love is completely beyond comprehension: a flowing energy of willingness, an eternal yes resounding with every heartbeat.
- We are reminded in Ephesians 3:17-18, through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth…to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.
As you begin to relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, allow yourself to be open, to completely empty and abandon yourself to the transformative quality of God’s love, which you can neither fathom or comprehend, but which brings the deepest reassurance.
Love and every blessing
Dark Night of the Soul – Chpt 7 – Daybreak, p 190 – 194.
We will be with you in prayer this afternoon at 1pm
We are using this app to assist. https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/centering-prayer-mobile-app
Remember to watch an introduction to Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn. You can see it here
Let us know how you are finding this time – we always like to hear from you😊 Peace and health at this time
Irene & Damien