Jane Redmont

PRAYER: Faithfulness, Not Performance — Building A Daily Practice, by Jane Redmont

February 17, 2014

Excerpt from When in Doubt, Sing Good-bye, Sir, excuse me, I haven’t time. I’ll come back, I can’t wait, I haven’t time. I must end this letter—I haven’t time. I’d love to help you, but I haven’t time. I can’t accept, having no time. I can’t think, I can’t read, I’m swamped, I haven’t time. I’d like to pray, but I haven’t time. (Michael Quoist)   We give you thanks for this food which is our life, for the fruits of the earth, conceived in darkness rooted in the secret soil. We offer you our part in the mess of creativity. We wash, prepare, cook, present; we eat and taste and enjoy with our bodies; we clear away the mess. We embrace with you the chaos that fulfils, the secret labor that maintains life. [...]