James Finley wrote, “Even now by faith we lose our footing and fall into a new, unending center in which we are upheld by God and not by the narrow base of our ego’s self-assertion.”
The silence of centering prayer teaches me how to lose my footing—and be caught by God.
It enables me to let go of my ego’s insistence that it is the center of the world.
Silent prayer is a paradox.
We both freefall into an infinite Mystery and are upheld by God at the same time.
The deeper we fall, we never hit bottom, for God has no limit.
We plunge into the depths of Mystery, yet we are held securely by the love of God.
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