Brother Lawrence, a lame war veteran, uneducated and clumsy, discovered his purpose at last: to simply live in the presence of the loving God. The poet Denise Levertov writes that he "entered then the unending 'silent secret conversation,' the life of steadfast attention" and found that the labors of everyday life became infused with "streams of sparkling color."
Brother Lawrence invites us to love God. To know God. To be transformed.