Sunday, November 09, 2008

Dying To Live

“In My tradition we try to practice dying everyday so that we may be fully alive. What I understand of my prayer life is to place myself on the threshold of death, to participate in my dying, so that I may live each day and each moment as a gift. What I cultivate is a grateful heart; each moment then becomes a new thing. My gratitude comes from the sheer gift of life.

Who you are cannot be contained in what is happening to you just now. You are part of a love story. You are desired and longed for. There are thousands of witnesses before you who would claim that you are held in the arms of love.”

“Oh my God, you are here. Oh my God, I am here. Oh my God, we are here.
And always, always, you love us. Always, you love us.”

The Very Reverend Alan Jones
From The Gift of Life: Graceful Passages


Blogger anonymous julie said...

Both here and in your present post on RockOm you've posted something that's worth reading and worth returning to to read again. Thank you.

2:41 AM  
Blogger anonymous julie said...

I forgot about this. Good to see again.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isaiah, Dean Jones attributes that prayer not to himself but as being something "one of the Franciscans" left with him -- any idea which Franciscan?

10:01 AM  

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