Roll up your sleeves

We are agents of the Creative Spirit in this world. Real advance in the spiritual life, then, means accepting this vocation with all it involves. Not merely turning over he pages of an engineering magazine and enjoying the pictures, but putting on overalls and get on with the job. The real spiritual life must be horizontal as well as vertical; spread more and more as well as aspire more and more. from The Spiritual Life by Evelyn Underhill (emphasis mine) Continue reading Roll up your sleeves

Albert Edward Day quote on Obedience

Obedience is indispensable. Not to a static code, however helpful it may be at times. But obedience to God, who is present with us in every situation and is speaking to us all the time. Every obedience, however small (if any obedience is ever small) quickens our sensitivity to him and our capacity to understand him and so makes more real our sense of his presence. -from The Captivating Presence We grow in our ability to hear God as we commit to responding to God. It starts with small steps and then we find ourselves running over time. My prayer … Continue reading Albert Edward Day quote on Obedience