"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.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Praying for death redux.

You have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
God doesn't always answer our prayers according to our expectations - just like we do not always know how to pray as we ought, hence the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us according to the will of God.
The other day in a very low moment I wrote about praying for death.  What does that mean?  For me, this morning, in the present moment, it means exactly this:  "Are you not aware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, [...]  You must think of yourselves as being dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus." - Romans 6: 3-11
"During this Lent I would like as St. Paul says, 'to be buried with Christ in God,' to be lost in this Trinity who will one day be our vision, and in this divine light penetrate into the depths of the Mystery.'" - Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, from Magnificat, meditation for Thursday March 10.


  1. I will be the first to admit that I actually do look forward to death, and not because I assume I'm going to Heaven. I have always found the world a very difficult place. And I have it backward. I should not long for something to accommodate my own selfish will. The thing that gives me strength is the knowledge of all the work I have ahead of me in taking care of my kids, especially my son. I really wish I could get over myself and just tolerate whatever God deigns to send me, but most of the time, I feel like a salmon swimming upstream. I think that will be my prayer for Lent - Lord, help me get over myself already.

  2. In my very first Carmelite retreat our retreat master gave several talks on Blessed Liz...she was quite something..



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