Went up on the mountains by himself to pray

August 4, 2014 3:06 pm

“After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone”. (Mt 14, 23)

Action and reaction, “after doing… he went… to pray.” It is very natural for us after “doing” to think about some rest. Prayer looks like another activity, but also at the same time it is a quiet time, alone, by ourselves, which brings us back to our full identity. Alone on prayer helps us to recognize Our Lord’s constant presence with me, my vocation and true ‘destination’ of all my actions – to love one another with gentleness, respect and as a gift of self, not a demander.

“Blessed is the servant whom the Lord finds watching when he comes. Amen, I say to you: he will put that servant in charge of all his property.” (Communion Antiphon)

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