Consent is the primary attitude towards God

“The only answer to all the questions about God is God.

“God is sheer love, but it is a love that is not sentimental. It is a love that is trying to share pure and unselfish love with these very human instruments who do not know their right hand from their left, yet have the destiny of participating in the divine life.

“Consent is the proper attitude and primary response to God, not some kind of action or accomplishment.

“Consent is the heart of contemplative prayer and of the centering prayer method. Thus, when we sit down for centering prayer, we are actually consenting to God and allowing God to be God freely in us. This is the basic disposition for receiving the transmission of divine life mediated through Christ’s redeeming activity.”

From Thomas Keating, “Consenting to God as God Is”

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