Keeping the Focus On God

Reading through a pastor’s response to a question and answer forum, I found this interesting:

How do we keep our focus on God? “The answer among the masters whom I consult doesn’t change: a trained attentiveness to God in prayer, in Scripture reading, in spiritual direction. This has not been tried and discarded because it didn’t work, but tried and found difficult (and more than a little bit tedious) and so shelved in favor of something or other…The fact is that nobody has an aptitude for it. It is hard work. It is unglamorous work.”
-Eugene Peterson
(Working the Angles, 17)

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”
-GK Chesterton


About Aaron Golby

Christian. Husband to Katherine.
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