A rabbi taught that experiences of God can never be planned or achieved. “They are spontaneous moments of grace, almost accidental.”. His student asked, “Rabbi, if God-realization is just accidental, why do we work so hard doing all these spiritual practices?” The rabbi replied, “To be as accident-prone as possible.” (from the book Prayer-Does It Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancey)
Thank you Ann, for reminding me to recognize the spontaneous moments of grace, of eucharisteo.