It is often in the days after a major feast or celebration such as Christmas Day
we feel we are returning certain quietness and stillness. Around us and within us
a peace unfolds.
But often in our prayer we feel we are calling out into nothing, and sense no reply.
Sometimes it may seem that our prayer is so small, and so insignificant that
we are calling out into an empty space where nothing is there.
We may think no one hears even in all the vastness of the eternity.
It is precisely at that moment because of the eternity has no beginning or
end we feel, sense, or hear nothing back in return.Feeling and reality are two
We need to understand the nature of the prayer we are being drawn into and
become at that moment. For it has its ultimate value and purpose in the self emptying of
Christ on His Holy Cross. The one who makes the holy offerings of sacrifice becomes the
offering as he is consumed by the offering he makes being led out of himself held in the
present moment of time and space.
The Divine Light that he receives on behalf of all and for all men and women transforms him or her
into that light that which knows no boundaries of time and space.
A light that in a single moment unfolds into an infinity of little moments to be
everywhere present, and in all things in both the Heavens and on earth.
The feeling of emptiness, and nothingness is simply we have gone from what we know,
experience, touch, feel, smell, and see.We have gone into what we can not touch, and
sense to where Divine Love dwells beyond all words, and images.
We have entered in the vastness of the eternity that has no beginning or end gathering all in,
and taking it to the very core of that place where all things are restored in Christ.
This is at the heart of the mission in silence and solitude to become that point of connection
where all things beyond sin, suffering, and death are restored to their original nature, and identity,
that is at the very core of the still point of it all from which they came.
A member of The Society of Prayer .