Brother, Give Us A Word

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Remember being a toddler, running naked through the house after a bath.  We instinctually yearn for this intimacy with God, to be free, loved, nurtured, and to feel safe.  God is calling us back to this moment.  But we will have to be willing to step from the shadows and follow Jesus into the light of new life and resurrection, exposing us as children of light, children of love, children of the resurrection, children of God! 

-Br. Jim Woodrum, SSJE

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Ways you might pray with today's word

Say the word to the rhythm of your breath and invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you through that word.

About Brother, Give Us A Word

Monasticism began when a few faithful men and women went into the desert to seek God and live a life of prayer. These Desert Fathers and Mothers, as they became known, were spiritual beacons whom other sought out for their wisdom in the ways of God. The seeker would approach and ask, "Father (Mother), give me a word."
The Brothers have adapted this ancient tradition for today, offering online a daily "word" to all who seek a deeper knowledge of God, a means of handing on what we ourselves have received.

You might use each day's word as a focus for your prayer. Say the word to the rhythm of your breath and invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you through that word. You might also use the day's saying as a focus for meditative reading or lectio divina, reading slowly and allowing your mind to drift as the words inspire you to further prayer and reflection.

We hope you'll join us every day for a word, which we pray will help you to deepen your life with God.