Insights from Origen on prayer
Growing in prayer is not simply acquiring a set of special spiritual skills. It is growing into Christian humanity.
When my congregation intones the Lord's Prayer, everyone seems
to use a cellar voice. We sound like a bass section, women and children
We're all perpetually longing for love. Fortunate are those who realize early that another human being can't meet this unrequitable need. Even more fortunate are men and women of prayer who realize that peace comes by embracing the longing itself.