Sunday, March 22, 2009

hello...god?

(Victoria phone booth)

The function of prayer is not to establish a routine; it is to establish a relationship with God who is in relationship with us always.... The function of prayer is to bring us into touch with ourselves, as well. To the ancients, "tears of compunction" were the sign of a soul that knew its limits, faced its sins, accepted its needs, and lived in hope.

~ Joan Chittister ~
Quoted in Essential Monastic Wisdom, by Hugh Feiss

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Great quote. I've loved the Joan Chittister quotes, but I thought it was your sister Joan! I kept thinking, she's very deep and spiritual.

xoxo

museofsouthprairie said...

Having a quantity doesn't mean as much as having fun. I like all your Victoria photos and the quotations, as usual.

Joan said...

Wow! I wish it was her sister who could come up with quotes like that! Oh, to be so wise!

Wanda said...

She is deep and wise, my sister. However, she makes me laugh more than the Marx Brothers. What a combination!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Deep!

Rebecca said...

Give me laughter ANY day and I'm happy. Can't wait to meet Joan in the flesh. xoxo

Wanda said...

That's one of the things I love so much about you, Rebecca...you make me laugh. And we do laugh so well together!

I want you to meet my sister, too. She'll be back in July. Perhaps then?

I hope so.

Joan said...

Yes, Rebecca, we will make it happen. I have heard so many neat things about you, too!