Sunday, March 1, 2009

Unconscious Prayer

"The soul accustomed to directing herself to God on every occasion, like a flower at the sunrise, spreads and dilates toward him in thankfulness for every small blessing he sheds on her. This soul, like a flower at sunset, gathers into herself as though she had received a blow when she hears her Savior maligned in blasphemy. This soul, whatever chord is struck in her, is always tuned toward God...

and this soul prays sometimes when she does not realize she prays."

John Donne