The story is told of Mother Theresa that when an interviewer asked her, “What do you say when you pray?” she answered, “I listen.”

The reporter paused a moment, then asked, “Then what does God say?” and she replied, “He listens.”

It is hard to imagine a more succinct way to get at the intimacy of contemplative prayer.


“… rewire this mind
so that everything you do
is connected in loving union
with the moment…”