"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing."
Hi Julie, I liked your article on Holiness (and prayer). You hit the nail on the head. After many years of daily mass, confession, meditating on scripture, etc., I also understood that there can be no Holiness without a deep disciplined commitment to unceasing prayer, and a total self-giving to Jesus Christ. The big challenge for me was remaining in the presence and remembrance of Christ after my prayers and after communion. I realized (through grace) that I could remain in some form of unceasing prayer if I said the Jesus Prayer within my heart repeatedly throughout the day. «Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.» This also enabled me to rid myself of useless thoughts and have immediate recourse to Christ in trials, anxieties or temptations. God Bless.