Step by Step Retreats

1. BE WITH GOD AND FOR GOD! PRAY LIKE A MOUNTAIN!

 

 


"Yes, truly be there. Have you ever talked with someone who was with you bodily, but not present to you with attention and heart? God soaks our entire being and entire universe with His creating, divinizing presence - God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Be aware of God's loving presence in all around you." (Fr. Nigro)

How does a mountain pray? Simply being there, with all its weight bearing witness of Existence, withstanding the changing winds and rains, stable and silent. The image of the mountain evokes timelessness, stability, reliability, and vicinity of God.


"One morning, fervently practising it, he spontaneously understood what "meditating as a mountain" meant. Suddenly, he felt his whole weight; he was perfectly motionless, as if he had extremely deep and strong roots in the ground. Time acquired new meanings and for the first time he ecstatically intuited that mountains had another time and a rhythm of their own, in reality. To sit perfectly motionless means, actually, to always have eternity in front of you." (Fr. Leloup)


Scripture: "you are a rock and on this rock I shall build my church" (cf. Mt 16:18)