"Pray and watch--that is only possible if we don't pray mystically with closed eyes, but pray messianically, with eyes open for God's future in the world. Christian faith is not blind faith. It is the wakeful expectation of God which touched all our senses. The early Christians prayed standing, looking up, with outstretched arms and wide-open eyes, ready to walk or leap forward. We can see this from the pictures in the catacombs in Rome. Their posture reflects a tense expectation, not quiet heart-searching. We don't watch just because of the dangers that threaten us. We are expecting the salvation of the world. We are watching in God's Advent. With tense attention, we open all our senses for the coming of God into our lives."