Kargador at Dawn

Kargador at Dawn
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Dhikr for the 16th week of the Ordinary Time (B)

“When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.” (Mark 6: 34)

Jesus’ challenge to us, today, is to do likewise… to have compassion for the people we are sent to minister…



Dhikr is an Arabic word for remembrance. In the “tariqa” (the way) movement, dhikr developed into a form of prayer… It is a prayer of the heart… following three simple steps:

1. Write in one’s heart a certain passage of the Holy Writ…
2. Make the same passage ever present in one’s lips.
3. Then wait for God’s disclosure on the meaning of the passage…that interprets one’s life NOW…!

It takes a week of remembering (dhikr)…or even more days to relish the beauty of this method…