Tag Archives: contemplative
Is Contemplative Spirituality for Everyone?
From time to time I have been asked if I believe contemplative spirituality is for everyone. Those who ask confess that they find it difficult and unrewarding to sit still. They experience God much more in doing things. “I’m just not wired that … Continue reading
The Cost of Love
All this talk about embracing our weaknesses is fine until someone gets hurt. I’m less inclined to romanticize the notion when I see how my failings have wounded others or how theirs have wounded me. When that happens, I’m tempted … Continue reading
“Lucky bums!” That’s how theologian Karl Barth described the poor in spirit who inherit God’s kingdom. Ever since someone mentioned that in our contemplative group, we have the urge to call each other “lucky bums.” It reminds us that we … Continue reading
This Journey Begins
When we pray, God is usually silent. This makes relating to God awkward, to say the least. Books have been written over the centuries that tell us how to overcome this problem, but few show us. No matter how many … Continue reading