Minute Meditations

Work as Prayer

While proofreading a manuscript, I better keep my mind on the text, not on God. If my mind is torn between the two, the typos will slip through like little fish through a torn net. God will be present precisely in the loving attention I give to the work entrusted to me. By giving myself fully and lovingly to that work, I give myself fully to God. This happens not only in work but also in play, say, in bird-watching or in watching a good movie. God must be enjoying it in me, when I am enjoying it in God. Is not this communion the essence of praying?

— from Brother David Steindl-Rast, author of the book The Way of Silence: Engaging the Sacred in Daily Life

Don't Panic by Maureen Pratt

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