I have been seeing a spiritual director of late.
He is a Catholic Priest and lives and serves the El Carmelo Retreat Center in Redlands, CA.
Today he reminded me of a very simple little piece of spirituality. Prayer is the heart of the conversation with God. Without prayer, nothing else works right, and it is impossible to move onesself or an entire congregation without practicing daily and regularly.
This is no major insight in terms being earthshattering, except that the practice of prayer IS earthshattering. I came to know that preaching that we need a vision for the church, without actually praying for the vision of the church is just being stupid.
So here is to the end of this stupidity.