“Reading without meditation is arid, meditation without reading is erroneous; prayer without meditation is tepid, meditation without prayer is fruitless.” It is not often I quote mystical texts from the 12th century as an appropriate guide for our prayer life and communion with God. However, the above statement is worthy of repeating and considering. While the entire text consists of mystical interpretations of various Scriptures and an improper application of the principles of meditation, prayer and contemplation, the principles presented are worthwhile, and often neglected by Christians today.

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