Friday, March 13, 2015

Prayer: "Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer" by David Steindl-Rast

Even the predictable turns into surprise the moment we stop taking it for granted … Surprise is no more than a beginning of that fullness we call gratefulness. But a beginning it is. Do we find it difficult to imagine that gratefulness could ever become or basic attitude toward life? In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door. More than that – in moments of surprise we already have a foot in the door.