Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Time for Contemplation

Jean Vanier suggested that

“The more we become people of action and responsibility in our community, the more we must become people of contemplation. If we do not nurture our deep emotional life in prayer hidden in God, if we do not spend time in silence and if we do not know how to take time from the presence of our brothers and sisters, we risk becoming embittered. It is only to the extent that we nurture our own hearts that we can keep interior freedom. People who are hyperactive, fleeing from their deep selves and their wound, become tyrannical and their exercise of responsibility only creates conflict.”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

by the way, nice piece on community in the newspaper

John said...

Hi, Im from Melbourne Australia. Great posting.
Please check out these two essays which are concurrent with this theme.
1. www.dabase.org/coopcomm.htm
2. www.dabase.org/restsacr.htm