It is better that we begin to make the journey of prayer.
The Brothers and Sisters of Christ in our seven times of prayer each day.
Often we may feel that our prayer is so poor that we are just beggars=
That all we do is knock on the gates of Paradise asking for mercy in the time we have.
Time the illusion.
"Remember O Man you are bust dust,
And to dust you shall return."
There comes a time when we understand that we are perhaps halfway or more through our life time.
We glimpse in the distance the finishing line none of us can escape.
Where did the years go ?
The endless years stretching out before the child.
The promise of adult life with all the possibility and adventure before it.
Then gradually the reality begins to set in.
We look back and are thankful for some things=
But also there is sorrow for our sins.
The missed opportunities and graces.
And now , "Remember O Man you are but dust , and to dust you shall
Time moves ever more rapidly the older we get.
In a Hermitage our time slips away back in to the eternity.
How quickly the days and months of our solitude pass .
It is like sand running through our fingers.
The only lasting wisdom is to turn to God while He gives us time.
To knock on those gates constantly asking for mercy.
And not just for us , but for all those we love and pray for.
The Brothers and Sisters in unity of prayer asking the Lord to hear them.
Dying is a lifetime's work for us .
Dying from the "I " in us to discover our true identity.
Dying to love and be with the "one" who is the lover of mankind.
All this is what our repentance is really about.
We have nothing to fear on this journey.
The end is only the beginnin .
The end is the point that we start from.
And the very best will be yet to come for each one of us .
By an associate of the community.