30 Mar FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT 2014
Apologies for last Sunday which was a copy of the previous Sunday. This has been rectified.
In her book, The Way of Perfection, written for her first little group of nuns, St Teresa speaks of prayer in a very spontaneous and accessible way. She says that true prayer consists in simply looking at God, not in thinking much but in loving much. She suggests taking an episode from the Gospel and being present to Our Lord in that scene. She herself liked to look upon Our Lord in his agony in the garden of Gethsemane, believing that, since he was alone he would be pleased to have her company. Her answer to distractions of the wandering mind is to encourage us to turn our gaze again to Our Lord, “just for a moment, if you cannot do more”.
“Just look at Him”, Teresa says, because, “He never takes His eyes off you”. Have you ever had the experience of scanning a crowd, looking for the face of someone you know is there, someone you love. Suddenly your eyes meet his and you realize he has been looking at you all the time? There can be moments in prayer like that.