Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quote Of The Day: Josemaria Escriva

I found a most interesting quote today and I would like to share it with you.

You haven’t been praying? Why, because you haven’t had time?

—But you do have time. Furthermore, what sort of works will you be able to do if you have not meditated on them in the presence of the Lord, so as to put them in order? Without that conversation with God, how can you finish your daily work with perfection? —Look, it is as if you claimed you had no time to study because you were too busy giving lessons... Without study you cannot teach well.

Prayer has to come before everything. If you understand this and do not put it into practice, don’t tell me that you have no time: it’s simply that you do not want to pray!

Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, wrote this in his book, Furrow. I find it very relevant in this society, even among Christians. Or maybe it's just me.

Basically we need more prayer, and this quote brought to mind the following scripture:

And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrong--you want only what will give you pleasure. James 4:3 NLT

Pray more and pray right!

Be Blessed And Stay Encouraged!

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