Thursday, October 7, 2010


I started reading a book titled Where There is Love, There is God. This is a compilation of Mother Theresa's writings about God, love, prayer, faith, and other aspects of our relationship with God and with people.

One excerpt from Mother Theresa's writings really struck me.

"If our life is without prayer, it is like a house without a foundation. The other day I saw a ten storey building, beautiful, completely finished, but they had to break it down because the foundation was only for a one storey building, and they were forced to break it down - and the whole thing was completely painted and everything - but they had to break it down. Our life of prayer... let it be the foundation, the beginning. But then that life of complete surrender and loving trust, these are stories to help us climb closer, closer. And as we come, first thing: that pure heart, and that real union, that complete attachment to Christ, If that is not there, it is like building a ten storey building on a foundation made for only a one storey - and then what happens? It breaks" (pg. 17).

She also said:

"To pray we need a pure heart. Prayer is to be united to God. Why was Mary chosen? Because her heart was clean and prayer will always give us a clean heart. Often during the day, feel the need to pray - when you are washing, studying, that union with Jesus. The more you pray, the more you will love to pray" (pg. 17).

Reading these quotes came right after reading Missie's post about prayer. Missie is challenging people to set a reminder to pray on the hour, every hour.

Is God trying to tell me something? I think He's telling me that we need to spend some more time together.


Missie said...

"The more you pray, the more you will love to pray"
I love this part of the quote! I think it is so true that the more I challenge myself to pray the easier and more often I want to pray!

Cassandra said...

I accidentally deleted a comment while trying to approve it! Oops. Sorry!


The quotes that you posted from your book have also given me something to think about. I have to shamefully admit that prayer is not one of my strong points.

Anyway, thank you for sharing this.


-Lady Rose