Being in the present moment


We should be mindful and set our minds on ‘God’s kingdom before everything else’ (Mt 6:33), not be scattered and jumping from one thing to another all the time. In prayer we must learn to pay attention, to be single-minded, single-pointed, present, still. And in prayer, Jesus says also, we should be in the present moment. Not just thinking about this afternoon or tomorrow morning, or anticipating or fantasising what’s going to happen next, but to be in the present moment. And all of these elements of prayer as Jesus describes them to us are really the elements of the prayer of the heart, contemplative prayer, what we call meditation, Christian meditation.

Christian Life in the Light of Christian Meditation 2: Holyness by Laurence Freeman OS

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