Hallelujah He is Risen!
Practising the Presence of God
Mother Teresa writes:
'To be able to pray we need a pure heart. With a pure heart we can see God. Prayer gives us a clean heart and that's the beginning of holiness. Holiness is not a luxury of the few; it is a simple duty for you and me. Where does holiness begin ? In our own hearts. That's why we need that continual prayer - to keep our hearts clean, for the clean heart becomes the tabernacle of the living God.
You and I have every opportunity to become very holy through prayer, sacrifice and love. Let us pray for each other that we may grow more and more in the likeness of Christ.'
T S Eliot writes:
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always—
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.