October 12, 2006

Quote of the Day

One of the friars here is taking a course in spiritual direction, and he feels that the images of God expressed there sometimes tend toward the pagan or New Age "spiritualities." We were talking about it, and the quote of the day came out:

"Christian prayer does have a certain specificity; we pray to the Transcendent God that Jesus called his Father, from within our adoption into Christ's relationship to Him, through the Holy Spirit. And there's no room for unicorns in there."


Brother Lesser said...

lol :-)

Yes, dear Friar, New Age/Eastern Mysticism, has crept into Christianity. I even feel that in later life, Thomas Merton appeared to have brushed up against some of these forms of prayer. That's why we all need spiritual advisors; to "stampede the unicorns" out of our lives!

Barb, sfo said...

Oh, that is SO perfect!!

I'm glad I'm not the only one battling the influence of the Unicorns. Sometimes it seems like they are everywhere.

by the bay said...

That is going in my file of great quotes....
Warmest blessings, Eleanor n/TSSF