"At any moment and in any circumstance, the soul that seeks God may find Him, and practice the presence of God."
"The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen. . .I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament."
Brother Lawrence, a simple seventeenth-century French monk, learned to live moment by moment in the presence of God despite the distractions of life. The Practice of the Presence of God is a collection of documented conversations and letters that reveal the heart of this humble man—a life-transforming work that stresses the reality of relationship with the living God.
The Spiritual Maxims of Brother Lawrence, a lesser known but equally outstanding work, is a summary of his teachings. Throughout, he develops one great theme, best expressed by the psalmist, "In Thy Presence is fullness of Joy."
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