26.1.12

Today's meditation from the Taize community

An Orthodox theologian from Bucharest, Father Staniloae, who had been in prison for his beliefs, wrote words so essential that we would like to know them by heart: “I looked for God in the human beings of my village, then in books and in ideas. But that brought me neither peace nor love. One day, while reading the Church Fathers, I discovered that it was actually possible to encounter God through prayer. I gradually realized that God was close to me, that he loved me, and that, filled by his love, my heart opened to others. I realized that love was a communion, with God and with others. And that, without this communion, everything is only sadness and desolation.”

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