Something to remember on the journey to Church

Abba Daniel and Abba Ammoe were traveling. Abba Ammoe said, ‘Father, when will we arrive at the cell?’ (that is, so that they could to pray to God). Abba Daniel replied, ‘And who is taking God away from us now?’ The same God is in the cell and outside the cell. By this we are taught uninterruptedness of prayer, thoughts about God, and contemplation of God’s works in us and around us. The Church facilitates prayer and intensifies it. So it is the same with solitude and confinement; each in its own way facilitates and intensifies it. He who does not want to pray will not be bound either by a church or a cell. Neither will he who has felt the pleasure of prayer be able to separate his nature or journeying from prayer.
St. Nikolaj (Velimirovic)

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