Letters from the Desert

True prayer demands that we be more passive than active

By our prayer we share the life of God. True prayer demands that we be more passive than active; it requires more silence than words, more adoration than study, more concentration than rushing about, more faith than reason. The highest state of prayer is to be children in the arms of Love: silent, loving, rejoicing.

~ from LETTERS FROM THE DESERT by Carlo Carretto
Letters from the Desert
By Carlo Carretto

Love which must give unity to what is divided

... the affairs of the world, like those of the stars, are in God's hands -- and therefore in good hands. And yet it is so difficult to have genuine faith in God's action in the affairs of the world. And so, the poor life of our soul goes on, in the light of unreal faith and sentimentalism. Halfway between God and the world there is a confusion of aspirations, contradictions and compromises.

~ from LETTERS FROM THE DESERT by Carlo Carretto
Letters from the Desert
By Carlo Carretto
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