Words to Live By: Kallistos Ware

“That is what the world needs above all else: not people who “say prayers” with greater or lesser regularity, but people who are prayers.”

Kallistos Ware

How can my whole life be a prayer, a hymn to something greater than myself and any understanding of reality than I will ever truly grasp?

In the midst of the busy work that is often the to-do lists of day to day life as well as my general pessimism about the future of humanity and the planet as we know it, I often forget that even this one life I have to live is something holy.  Beyond any religion, beyond doctrine, beyond language even.  Mere existence is breathtaking, and my thanks should be living as prayer.

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