… the Psalms and the Prophets, portray … man’s dread and anguish in separation from God … man’s desperate need for grace and salvation …

Thomas Merton, in Contemplative Prayer

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Ever wonder why we pray on our knees?  Think humility.  We make ourselves humbly disposed in the desire for God’s presence and mercy.

Yes, this is a more accurate presentation of man’s basic state of being.

How we exalt ourselves endlessly in this life at this time.  We mistakenly over-estimate our value and our “power.”  We are, in truth, less than we often think we are.  Yes, less but at the same time as God’s children, and only as God’s children, are we more than we think we are.

Our greatest claim is as Children of God.