It Takes a Dark Night to See Forever

I like that in the darkest nights we see out to forever.

The Night of Sense

Our humanness—that is, our selfish, sinful, materialistic ways—distances us from God.  And anything that is at a great distance is hard to see or to hear.  Take the stars, for example.  You need a clear, dark night to see them.  And the darker, the better.  To get things dark enough, you should really get away from all distractions (what star-buffs refer to as “light pollution.”)

That’s the essence of contemplative prayer.  It involves isolating ourselves in a quiet place, and then closing our eyes and ridding our minds of any thought.  Without any distracting thought clouding our mind’s eye, we begin to see the faint aura of the Holy Spirit from its great distance.  The more often we pursue this practice, the quicker we are able to “darken” our inner sky; and the quicker we become receptive to God’s call upon us.

Some people say God speaks to them directly…

View original post 158 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.