Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The luminous value of "nothing"

As far as I'm concerned, this is one of the best things she ever said:

Reporter: When you pray, what do you say to God?
Mother Theresa: Nothing. I just listen.
Reporter: What does God say to you?
Mother Theresa: Nothing. God just listens, too. And if you don't understand that, I can't explain it to you.
Let us be careful not to use prayer as a commodity. That's not what it's all about.


  1. that's a fabulous quote from a great saint....and the artwork served as an optical illusion for me....at first it looked like a blue hole with water pouring forth and cascading down the wall....that was cool....:)

  2. What a wonderful, beautiful concept. It provides a way of praying when I have never been able to figure out what form or content in words prayer should have. It also takes away the feeling of somehow being less than because God/Jesus never "speaks" to me as the religious people in my life have always said God/Jesus would if I just prayed.
    Thank you so much Ellie for posting this.
    Carolyn L.

  3. Yes, I'm with you, Carolyn. It's about completely letting go of expectations.


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