Christian prayer consists in
looking constantly at Christ and in an ever new way, speaking to him, being with
him in silence, listening to him, acting and suffering with him. The Christian
rediscovers his true identity in Christ, “the first-born of all creation” in
whom “all things hold together” (cf. Col 1,15ff.). In identifying with him, in
being one with him, I rediscover my personal identity as a true son or daughter
who looks to God as to a Father full of love.
But let us not forget: it is in the Church that we discover
Christ, that we know him as a living Person.