The Desert Fathers have left us a legacy of how to experience union with God in the quiet silence of the desert.  This short story by Abba Zeno encapsulates wisdom for the soul.

“If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies.  Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.”


…may these remaining weeks of Lent sanctify our union with God…