I offer this podcast as a doctrinal complement to the previous post on the historical events that took place at Berkeley, CA in 1964 before spreading throughout the country thereafter.
Prayer: letting self be seen by…….Father
To pray as the pope suggests below is to know Christ ab intus (from within). You will be able to say from within that you (Christ) are the Christ, the Son of the living God. This is beyond human knowing since it is knowing the Creator from an interior experience of the Creator, and this by a creature. This is metaphysically impossible because knowing is becoming the known in some way. “To know” is to experience being the other, and that is the reason by we form sensible perceptions and abstract ideas – to take things into ourselves. It is like saying that Creator and creature are on the same ontological level. But without Creator, there is no creature.
So, to know God, I have to become God and experienc being Him from within myself. I do this by prayer. I go out of myself – transcend myself – and experience being out of myself. Of course, I cannot do this without being moved (loved and affirmed) by the Spirit as the human person cannot be himself or do what he should without the affirmation of love by another human being.
Two Powerful Quotes of Pope Francis:2013-09-27:
1) Francis said: “When you visit the Lord, when you look at the tabernacle, what do you do? Without speaking… ‘But I speak, I talk, I think, I meditate, I listen…’ Very good! But do you let yourself be looked at by the Lord? [May we let] ourselves be gazed upon by the Lord. He looks at us, and this is itself a way of praying. Do you allow yourselves to be gazed upon by the Lord? But how do you do this? You look at the tabernacle and you let yourselves be looked at… it is simple! ‘It is a bit boring; I fall asleep.’ Fall asleep then, sleep! He is still looking at you. But know for sure that he is looking at you! …
I don’t have the gift of faith. What do you have to say to me?