Today we had the privilege of meeting and listening to Brother Paolo from the Taize community. As well as sharing about what it means to be in community, he also shared about the helpfulness of the discipline of praying 3 times a day. When the bell rings, the 100 or so brothers go and pray whether they feel like it or not.
The main thing that struck me was that he shared that he remembers a time after he had been in the community about 30 years, he had the thought that he was not really sure how prayer worked, but that it was as important to him as eating 3 meals a day and breathing. I found this really encouraging to keep praying even when I don’t feel like it or being sure of what I am doing. By the way, this is a great deal of the time.