All my weak days have a common cause - I have neglected communion with God through my neglect of the Scriptures & prayer. When will I learn?— Paul Washer
Bumbling Communion quotations
It became easy for me to detach myself from the course of life, so that while my hands and mind were engaged in the common affairs of every day, my spirit maintained its attitude of communion with God.
Ask Jesus to make you a saint. After all, only He can do that. Go to confession regularly and to Communion as often as you can
When you come in contact with the anointing of God, it not only affects your moment, it affects your tomorrow.
When you suffer, don't speak. Look inside and listen for the duaa He inspires in you. and then ask Him. Again and again. Don't stop.
We do not go to Holy Communion because we are good; we go to become good.
Real prayer is communion with God, so that there will be common thoughts between His mind and ours. What is needed is for Him to fill our hearts with His thoughts, and then His desires will become our desires flowing back to Him.
There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven.
There are others: innocence, but that is for little children; penance, but we are afraid of it; generous endurance of trials of life, but when they come we weep and ask to be. The surest, easiest, shortest way is the Eucharist.
To .. all the dispossessed youth of Africa: for perpetuation of communion with ancestral spirits through the fight for African freedom, and in the firm faith that the dead, the living, and the unborn will unite to rebuild the destroyed shrines.
My love affair with nature is so deep that I am not satisfied with being a mere onlooker, or nature tourist. I crave a more real and meaningful relationship. The spicy teas and tasty delicacies I prepare from wild ingredients are the bread and wine in which I have communion and fellowship with nature, and with the Author of that nature.
Jesus rejected hatred because he saw that hatred meant death to the mind, death to the spirit, and death to communion with his Father. He affirmed life; and hatred was the great denial.
When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.
If Christ did not want to dismiss the Jews without food in the desert for fear that they would collapse on the way, it was to teach us that it is dangerous to try to get to heaven without the Bread of Heaven.
Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.
Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to heaven.
If the Angels could envy, they would envy us for Holy Communion.
The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine...Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus.
See your weakness as a reason to pray the more, it should not be the reason for sadness or to abandon your post.
Mere communion with nature, mere contact with the free air, exercise a soothing yet comforting and strengthening influence on the wearied mind, calm the storm of passion, and soften the heart when shaken by sorrow to its inmost depths.
It is only by a total death to self we can be lost in God.
There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.
The Lord came to send fire upon the earth (cf.
Lk. 12:49), and through participation in this fire He makes divine not just the human substance which He assumed for our sake, but every person who is found worthy of communion with Him.
All a musician can do is to get closer to the source.
He has made me glad and no one can make me sad. He makes me shout and no one can make me doubt.
Time for solitude. God, I ask you to remake my heart. Fill it with what You love. Remove from it what You don’t. And mend what I’ve broken.
Health is an announcement of agreement between your body, mind and spirit.
Honor your body, keep it in good shape. When you are not healthy, look to see which parts of you disagree. Your body will demonstrate the truth to you. Notice what it is showing you, listen to what it is saying.
O Lord, we cannot go to the pool of Siloe to which you sent the blind man.
But we have the chalice of Your Precious Blood, filled with life and light. The purer we are, the more we receive.
Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side... whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.
Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to His disciples saying: 'This is My Body.' No one partakes of this Flesh before he has adored it.
every time God forgives us, God is saying that God's own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us.
Cultures are never merely intellectual constructs.
They take form through the collective intelligence and memory, through a commonly held psychology and emotions, through spiritual and artistic communion.
Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.
Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.
Don't ever hesitate to take to [God] whatever is on your heart.
He already knows it anyway, but He doesn't want you to bear its pain or celebrate its joy alone.