Sunday, January 17, 2016

Examin Sunday 17 Jan 2016

St Luke tells us that in the moments immediately after his Baptism, and just before the descent of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, our Lord spent time in prayer. And we see him many other times in the Gospels in prayer, sometimes for many hours or even the entire night. So it is therefore of great importance for those of us who follow him, and thus must strive to be as like him as possible, to spend much time in prayer. Not just a few minutes occasionally if we can spare the time; but as an essential and non-negotiable part of our day, as vital as food or sleep or the very air we breathe. For our Lord showed us the way of salvation as much in his actions as in his words; and the time he spent in prayer tells us that our life of prayer is a vital part of our journey not just towards holiness but heaven itself.

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