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To those who pray for peace… April 11, 2011

Posted by chezanni in Inspiration.
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The Cloud of Unknowing is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide on contemplative prayer and the esoteric techniques and meanings of late medieval monasticism.

Those who pray for peace
can take encouragement
from some words
in The Cloud of Unknowing:

“The whole of humankind
wonderfully helped
by what
you are doing,
in ways you do not understand.”

This is the prayer I read when I am out of sorts, out of patience, out of pocket, out of steam, out of inspiration on the peace front.

I find it hugely reassuring that I do not understand how I am helping, but that I am.

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