Friday, 5 August 2011
Quite often, perhaps even very often, praying words slowly or reflecting on a passage from the Gospel may seem to be frustrating and unrewarding. Do not be surprised and anxious. Such a situation purifies our motive for praying, which is primarily to please God, not to comfort ourselves. Our perseverance is a proof of our love.
Cardinal Basil Hume
The following is the astonished response of one TV host to the forgiveness of her husband's killer: