Church of Christ Congregational (UCC), Norfolk, CT

Wise Words

This quote by Bishop Desmond Tutu is from “The Life of Meaning” which has devotional thoughts from many people.

“I have come to realize more and more that prayer is just being in the presence of one who loves you deeply, who loves with a love that will not let you go, and so when I get up in the morning I try to spend as much time as I can in the sense of being quiet in the presence of this love. It’s like I’m sitting in front of a warm fire on a cold day. I don’t have to do anything. All I have to do is be there. And after a while, I may have the qualities of the fire change me so I have the warmth of the fire. I may have the glow of the fire and it is so also with me and God. I just have to be there, quiet.”



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