Pray Your Distractions

The crowded bus, the long queue, the railway platform, the traffic jam, the neighbor’s television sets, the heavy-footed people on the floor above you, the person who still keeps getting the wrong number on your phone. These are the real conditions of your desert. Do not allow yourself to be irritated. Do not try to escape. Do not postpone your prayer. Kneel down. Enter that disturbed solitude. Let your silence be spoiled by those sounds. It is the beginning of your desert.

– Alessandro Pronzato in Mediations on the Sand

This is an artist's mediation "on the sand" or the beach at Bolinas
This is an artist’s mediation “on the sand” or the beach at Bolinas

6 Comments on “Pray Your Distractions

  1. A worthy reminder. And a beautiful photo. thanks for this, Pat.

    • You are welcome! I know I am often frustrated by my distractions. So the reminder is for myself as well. Blessings on your ministry, Rebecca.

  2. This is exactly what I needed said to me right now! Thanks for sharing, Sister Pat! 🙂

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