Molinos tells us this week that spiritual directors who insist that in every prayer time we are required to think about Jesus and his sacrifice are wrong.
Yes, he says, we must believe that Jesus died for us, and realize that his atonement makes a way for us to approach the Father, but we don’t have to meditate on his passion every time we pray. This, he says, is external prayer.
When we find it tedious to hold to our routine of “quiet time” we should allow God to move us to a warm internal love for Him that is beyond thought. We will then find that time with God is once more profitable.