Last week listening to one of the local Christian radio stations, I heard this story about Dan Rather and Mother Teresa. The point of the bringing up the story was in relevance to how to pray, the commentator brought the story up as a perfect example of the essence of prayer. I then have checked on the story to make sure I had the facts correct and found many verifications, thus I share the story with you and welcome your thoughts on these thoughts.
Learning To Be Still by Bishop E. Earl Jenkins
"Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10
Former CBS anchor, Dan Rather, found himself unprepared for a television interview with Mother Teresa. Ron Mehl described the encounter this way: "All of Dan's standard approaches were inadequate. And the little nun from Calcutta didn't seem inclined to make his task easier. "When you pray," asked Dan, "what do you say to God?" "I don't say anything," she replied. "I listen." Dan tried another tack. "Well, okay…when God speaks to you, then, what does He say?" "He doesn't say anything. He listens." Dan looked bewildered. For an instant, he didn't know what to say. "And if you don't understand that," Mother Teresa added, "I can't explain it to you."