Source: Mull Monastery via YouTube Temptations against prayer will come from the devil, from the world and from our own passions. Prayer by night is a spiritual treasure and, like all treasures, it is difficult and dangerous to approach. Fr Seraphim Aldea from Mull Monastery – the Orthodox Monastery of…
When I first became a Christian, and then a Catholic, prayer was one of those things that came with a lot of questions. How do I do it? Why should I do it? What does it do? What should I expect? And I think a lot of those questions can easily persist for people well into their spiritual journeys.
We can often be impressed by numbers, and that is true even within the context of the church. We look to see how many are coming to Mass or how many are signing up to this parish event or to that parish ministry. Jesus’ way of looking at things is somewhat different to ours. Numbers did not seem to be an issue for him.