Midday Meditation: “[If] I touch God I must touch man. Christ incarnated himself and became man, so I must, like Christ himself, be a person of the towel and the water. That is to say, wash the feet of my fellowmen as Christ did, and washing the feet of my fellowmen means service. I cannot pray if I don't serve my brother. I cannot pray to the God who incarnated himself, when my brother is in need. It is an impossibility… Sometimes a poustinik might spend a month or six weeks working for the various needs of the villagers and never think even for one minute that he is supposed to be in a poustinia, reading the bible or praying or whatever, because he is in the poustinia of his heart always, especially when serving his fellowmen.” – Catherine Doherty, Poustinia: Encountering God in Silence, Solitude and Prayer

Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2023-07-20 17:30:03 UTC