Prayer Offered for September 5, 2023

Contemporary theologian, Jung Eun Sophia Park, invites us to enter contemplation by taking “a long loving gaze at the real.” She says the long gaze can be a prophetic action, which stands against mere productivity and effectiveness, and which stands for affection and relationality. A loving gaze channels the divine, favoring the poor and the invisible. Today, in our contemplative journey, we can ask ourselves, “Where can we face the Real, and experience the mystery brought about by God’s absence and God’s presence?"

Holy Mystery, in these days when so much needs to be accomplished, help us to view our work with soft eyes and a loving gaze, bringing to fruition more than we can imagine. We ask this in Your name.—AMEN.

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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