Monday, May 9, 2011
Whispers in the wind.....
"If Carmel has anything to say to a contemporary world, it is about prayer," writes
Carmelite Father John Welch in The Carmelite Way.
The first group of hermits set a Carmelite tradition of being attentive to God. They carried the Scriptures not in books, but in their minds and hearts. This tradition challenges us to be men of prayer in everything we do.
Like the prophet Elijah, we try to be alert to the God who whispers in the wind. Like Mary, we try to have complete trust in the love of God, who comes to us through contemplation.
We don't prescribe or follow any one way of praying. Rather, we are listeners for the voice of the one who made us and who continually calls to us.