We never stop learning. The question is: have we learnt that nothing short of an intimate relationship with God will sustain us on this pilgrimage of life? So many are the struggles we face daily. How does one get strength to carry on? A good prayer life.
Thank God for our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI who continues to share with us his wisdom, and reminds us of how the saints have taught us the importance of how we are to live our life. One could perhaps summarise with these words: Prayer is life, and life is prayer.
So if we wish to live a holy life, we have to always accompany our actions with prayer, doing as our Lord Jesus used to do, so that we may not only love God but love our neighbour as well. Our Lord is the one and only Teacher, and if we can learn from the saints today, it is only because they have, in their life time, looked to Jesus and faithfully imitated the Master. Jesus will guide us, and renew constantly in our lives strength and hope to carry on. He is our Light.
Without daily prayer faithfully lived out, what we do will be empty, soulless and in the end we will find ourselves totally unfulfilled. Only a relationship nourished by prayer with the Word of God can sustain us. Let us not, in the words of our Holy Father, “ risk suffocating in the middle of a thousand daily cares: prayer is the breath of the soul and of life.”