of the sudden urge to play guitar at 3:30 AM.
Some day Right ascend his throne,
Some day hidden Truth be known;
Some day—some sweet day."
— Lewis J. Bates
— Roman Catechism, published 1566. (via thehungrycatholic)
The man who can face such dryness and abandonment for a long time, with great patience, and ask nothing more of God but to do His holy will and never offend Him, finally enters into pure prayer. Here the soul goes to God in prayer without any longer adverting either to itself or to its prayer. It speaks to Him without knowing what it is saying because God Himself has distracted the mind from its words and thoughts. It reaches Him without thoughts because, before it can think of Him, He is already present in the depths of the spirit, moving it to love Him in a way it cannot explain or understand. Time no longer means anything in such prayer, which is carried on in instants of its own, instants that can last a second or an hour without being able to distinguish one from another. For this prayer belongs less to time than to eternity."
— Thomas Merton
— C. S. Lewis on the death of his wife, in a letter to Peter Bride.