I leave you peace; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world gives it. Do not allow your heart to be concerned, nor be frightened ”(John 14:27).
The great danger of the turmoil of our days is in losing our soul or, in other words, losing the meaning of our own life, losing contact with our center, our true calling as a person, our essence, our mission, our task in this world. When we lose our soul, we become so distracted and concerned with everything that is happening around us that we end up fragmented, confused and insecure, meaningless, without really recognizing who we are.
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God wants us to have a prayer life
Jesus is very aware of this danger and teaches us: “Take care not to be deceived because many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the only one and the time is at hand’” (Luke 21: 8). We are called to follow Jesus faithfully , without ever losing contact with our essence. Is that possible? Yes, through prayer.
Saint Teresa of Jesus affirms that: one of the greatest victories of the devil is to convince someone that there is no need to pray, that is, when the subject is a life of prayer, we must be aware that it is a spiritual struggle and that, to win, the only way is to pray with or without will. If I choose to let myself be guided only by my will, I risk losing contact with my essence and going through this world driven by insecurity, without knowing who I am, where I came from and where I am going. Fixing our souls to God is the means to victory over all evil.