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We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer.

John Congdon, CO, Who We are in God and One in Each Other

Series: 
Voices of Grace and Gratitude
Week: 
111

Voices of Grace & Gratitude are joyful expressions of grace and gratitude from the worldwide community of Contemplative Outreach for the gift of Centering Prayer in their lives and its meaning for all creation. A new video will be presented every Monday. May they serve to lift your hearts.

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English Transcript: 

Centering Prayer has deepened my awareness of the presence of God – not so much at the center of my being, as as the center of my being.  And this awareness really has made it more possible for me to understand the importance of trying to live in fidelity to that Presence, that is, to live in a way that mirrors the fact that God is truly the defining part of who I am. Coming to see how God works in us and how much we are a part of what God is is, I think, one of the most important things that humanity has before it. There is no path that is going to bring us to the kind of love and peace that would provide us the happiness we seek that is short of understanding who we are in God and how we are one in each other. 


 

Spanish Transcript: 

Quién somos en Dios y uno con el otro.

La Oración Centrante ha profundizado mi conciencia de la presencia de Dios – no tanto en el centro de mi ser sino como centro de mi ser. Y esta conciencia realmente ha hecho que pudiera comprender más la importancia de tratar de vivir con fidelidad a la Presencia, es decir, vivir de manera que refleje el hecho de que Dios es la parte que verdaderamente define quién soy. El ver cómo Dios obra en nosotros y cuánto somos parte de lo que es Dios es, creo, una de las cosas más importantes que la humanidad tiene ante si. No hay camino que nos lleve a la clase de amor y paz que nos ofrece la felicidad que buscamos que no pase por comprender quienes somos en Dios y que somos uno con el otro.

 

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