God is paying attention. God comes close to us, wants to be present with us, attends with us.
The Shepherd’s rod and staff – the very tools by which he leads – ensure that the sheep can live fearlessly. The sheep will wander away from green pastures and quiet waters, soon finding itself in the valley of the shadow of death.
Prayer is an incubator that provides the spiritual conditions to grow religious passion. Furthermore, prayer reminds us that the Divine presence is near even when our circumstances suggest God is far away.
Spending time with those who have recently lost a loved one, suddenly or slowly is to find yourself in the presence of God.
Is there a magic formula for experiencing the presence of God in the demands of scholarly research, critical rigor and competitiveness?