"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
As I post this, it is -2 degrees below zero. It has been below zero for the past few nights - down to -15 some nights. Imagine how in the old days monks and nuns broke their sleep, rising during the night to fill unheated churches to chant the night office - vigils. Monks and nuns still do that of course, although these days they usually have the modern convenience of heat and electricity - in this country at least.