The deepest mystery of human desiring is that it springs from the Divine itself. We do not create our desires from beauty, compassion, justice, love, peace, and excellence. They create us. In many ways, we’ve gotten the direction of prayer backward: What we call prayer actually begins with the Divine, not with us. It wells up out of God’s own desires from the ongoing life of the world. The Divine prays to us and through us, calling us to join the desires for a world radiant with glory and for human lives strong enough to thrive in such an atmosphere. Our participation in that ongoing prayer begins in the depths of our unconscious when a divine desire stirs our own desiring. As Saint Paul puts it, the Spirit wants to work with and through our deepest and truest desires, moving through us with ‘sighs too deep for words,’ opening our lives to the Divine. Prayer connects heart, mind, and body to the generous Spirit that stands ready to move through any available opening, bestowing whatever goodness may be possible in any given situation……Robert Corin Morris
we forget to that we are children….we live to live….when we play we play…..to pray is to know……a little magic with a kid opens us to the land of enchantment….their hearts have never closed…..
There is nothing in the world that should not be expressed in such a way that an affectionate seven-year-old boy can see and understand it.
For children, spirituality is not delivered in a church sermon, nor is it an acquired skill, like reading and arithmetic. It is part of who they are, the core of their being and the source of their wondering about the world. We can acknowledge our children as divine beings, and we can live spirtually ourselves. It means opening our life, making room for spirit in the midst of domesticity, work, and obligation. When we live in a way that is consistent with our own beliefs and ideals, we give our children a gift. We bring spirituality into the here and now. We teach them that deeds and words are expressions of the spirit, that our gestures speak for our souls….. Katrina Kenison