Ministry of Prayer and Creative Work
is God’s call to being. There stands between
the One who calls and the one being called an invitation
to relationship. The Contemplative Life is an acceptance
of this invitation through the ministry of prayer.
When we engage in prayer we allow God to be God, to
be present and work in us. Thus our ministry is really
working to bring God into the picture, of our personal
lives, the lives of our loved ones, as well as that
of the whole created world. If we remain faithful in
this relationship, we become aware of our brokenness
and limitations and of God’s creative/transformative
presence and loving forgiveness.
unlearn being independent and in control, being sufficient
of ourselves; we unlearn being fearful, being proud
and lording it over others. We learn how to ‘walk
humbly with God’ (Micah 6:8) as did Jesus. We
learn to depend on God and that without God we can
do nothing; that God is enough for us and with us always;
and that God is God and we are all God’s creatures.
Being transformed in our minds and hearts we would
be like new candles giving out light – the Light
of Christ and the joy of Life who is Jesus God.
Sr. Mary Sonia skillfully crafts candles.