“Many, not to say most, within this technical world, have capitulated interiorly by giving up prayer.  The Christians determined to persevere in it groan under the too great burden of external demands made on them if they want to compete with others who neither have nor allow time for prayer and thought.  A synthesis between prayer and godless over-activity….is more and more becoming an extraordinary attainment of the heroic few, and even so only for a limited time; it seems an impossible demand to make on a larger number of people.” Yet it must be done so that work itself becomes prayer as the gift of self to God in the service of others.

 

 

 Han Urs von Balthasar

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