I read the following quote in Tony Jones’ book “Did God Kill Jesus: Searching For Love In History’s Most Famous Execution“.
I will best learn who God is when I let God teach me. How will God teach me? When I sit with Jesus during my silent prayer practice, I connect to my inner divinity. I let God in me act through my outer human actions.
My human body is animated by the actions of the divine spark within. I cannot separate the two. They must meet. I am not fully human. I am not fully divine. I am both. They must act and work together.
Silent prayer unites my divinity and humanity. Alone, my humanity can do some terrible things. If I think I am God, I am really act from my ego. When I unite my divinity and humanity through silent prayer, I get beautiful, God inspired actions.
I must ignite this spark of the divine within if I truly want to use this human body compassionately, lovingly and responsibly in and for this world.
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault
The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God by David Frenette
Intimacy with God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating
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