TASTE OF SILENCE
Centering Prayer and Integrity
By Conchitina S. Bernardo
Prayer cannot just be about coming to God with needs and demands. There has to be a constant, deepening relationship, for it to be a true prayer. The commitment to prayer and the integrity of that relationship evolve in silence, where there are no words, no thoughts, no emotions. It is never about words. One prayer word is sufficient to initiate the interaction. I whisper “Abba” and I know in my heart He hears. There is strong Faith in my heart that God knows my needs before I even come to pray. So I need not speak. I sit quietly and peacefully. I am committed to this prayer. There is an integrity to this commitment both from me as well as God.
Writing for the Parish Bulletin encourages us to speak of our relationship with God. As in all relationships, one tends to be shy, because intimacy is much too personal. Yet here, in this bulletin, and because there are kindred spirits, there is a facility to share. It is a witnessing that is the natural evolution of the prayer. The spreading of the good news, so to speak. read more from P2 of this week’s Parish Bulletin
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