Clamoring to be Visible

Solitude.  Contemplative Prayer.  Presence.  Just Be.

This is what I am called to of late.  In the interest of full disclosure, I truly meant to move on to the next discipline in the series, but frankly I am struggling with this one-contemplative prayer – so I feel the need to sit with it for a while.  I am mystified by this-  drawn to it. Romanced by the thought of true quality time with my God.

Here’s what is really hard though:

Just BE-ing. NOT DO-ing.

Anyone fight this battle? I feel so useless when I move into the presence of Our Lord with the singular goal of spending time at His feet.

Henri Nouwen echoed my frustration today:

“Why should I spend an hour in prayer when I do nothing durin that time but think about people I am angry with, people who are angry with me, books I…

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