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
John Wesley was almost in despair. He did not have the faith to continue to preach. When death stared him in the face, he was fearful and ...