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Monday Musing – Pray As You Can

This being October, I have posted on our Mother Mary and the rosary more than once. As I mentioned, I do love the Rosary and this is the prayer that brought me back into the church, after a prolonged absence.

The Rosary is not for everyone, that much I know. In fact, devotion to Mary is not for everyone either.

The other day I was reading the blog, Random Acts of Momness, by Ginny Kubitz Moyer.  Ginny, linking to an older piece that she wrote for Busted Halo, noted that she is not a big rosary person. As the author of the book,  Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on The Mother of God,  Ginny is someone who can and does have a strong Marian connection. (I have not read the book, but it is winging its way to me as I type.

Having a Marian inclination and praying the rosary are two different things, aren’t they?

In any case, I loved a line in Ginny’s blog the other day; she quoted Abbot John Chapman as saying, “Pray as you can; don’t try to pray as you can’t.”

What wisdom I found in those words… praying as we can is all that we can do! All else is folly, isn’t it? God wants us as we are and to do that we must present ourselves, as we are.

That’s hard work – and that’s what I am musing about this Monday.



One Response

  1. Great quote! I found my way to that philosophy, recently, with the help of Grace and grace!

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