Dear Meditators

This week we will continue our short series of meditations taken from one of John Kirwan’s edited books on Teresa of Avila called “Let Nothing Disturb You.” “This small book is neither a theological or historical compendium, nor a guide to Teresa’s theories. It is a series of meditations drawn from her various works written at difficult times of her life. We will focus on, not so much her great metaphors, but on underlying truths that illuminate the journey to the center of the soul – hers and ours.”

This week on the truth that prayer is the doorway through which God’s greatest gifts enter our soul:

  • Prayer is the doorway through which God’s greatest gifts enter our soul. If this door is kept shut, I do not see how God can bestow these gifts; for even if God wishes to enter our soul, to take delight therein, and to make us also to delight, there is no way this can be done. If we want God to come to us, why would we fail to pray? Why would we shut the door in the face of God…for a little effort on our part God gives us the help we need to bear our trials.
  • When God plants in our soul, a desire to pray as unprepared as we might be, it is among the greatest of gifts…and if we persevere, our Lord will brings us at last to the harbour of salvation, enriching us even here.

Relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, your will and intention on  “plant in my soul, Lord, a desire to pray…help me, to open the doorway through which you can enter my soul…enrich me, even here.”

 Love and every blessing, Kathryn

John Kirwan, ed., Let Nothing Disturb You, p 65-67.

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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