When we pray, as our Rule puts it, we are not calling down a divine presence to come to the place where we have seen a need, for the Christ who fills all things is already in that place. Christ is already there in grace and mercy beside those in greatest need – sharing their sorrows. In our prayers we are willing to take on the suffering of others, and join God in God’s compassionate presence.
-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE