I was introduced to the life and writings of Etty Hillesum today. She did not survive the Holocaust but she did learn to live her short life with God.
On prayer she says, " Half an hour of meditation can set the tone for the whole day but its not so simple. It has to be learnt."
And, " Somewhere deep inside all of us carry a vast and fruitful loneliness wherever we go."
I think it is that loneliness that calls us to a relationship with God.
It was a good day. Ad now at the end of a rainy day the sun is out and I will walk a bit and enjoy the peacefulness of the grounds and the trees that always take me closer to God.