A student asks whether praying when you don't feel like it is a bit hypocritical.
A mother and housewife who also works in public relations asks how to live in God's presence. - Father, I'm a mother and a housewife, but I also work in public relations. My question is: Here in Sao Paulo, where life can be quite frenetic, there's the danger of becoming material-minded. How can we keep our supernatural outlook amidst all the rush?
You lack interior life: that is because you do not consider in your prayer other people's concerns and proselytism; because you do not make an effort to see things clearly, to make definite resolutions and fulfill them; because you do not have a supernatural outlook in your study, in your work, in your conversations, and your dealings with others. Are you living in the presence of God? For that is a consequence and a manifestation of your prayer. (Furrow, 447)
A Catholic, without prayer? It is the same as a soldier without arms. (Furrow, 453)
The majority of people who have personal problems ``have them'' because they selfishly think about themselves. (The Forge, 310)