11th March 2015
“Prayer like life in the Kierkegaardian sense, is lived forwards but experienced backwards. On my knees, or, rather, on the little prayer stool tucked under the bum to spare them, the trickle of thoughts, impressions, moods, distractions dominate; it’s only when I look back I see an odd angle, a surprising shape, left by a pressure I want aware of at the time. It’s a bit like going to the gym and sweating for six months to no visible end until one day you discover you have an ab. And like the gym, it doesn’t get easier. ”
Fathomless Riches – The Revd Richard Coles p255
And like the gym, after a while the slog becomes a habit and a joy. Like the gym prayer becomes and essential part of a health body, mind and soul. Like the gym prayer can becomes as important as eating, sleeping and breathing.
Sam Crook – Huddersfield Parish Church