“Jesus is a teacher of contemplation. This is his great importance, and this is what we often miss when we think or read about Jesus.”
“We don’t have to get God’s attention. We don’t have to get God to change his mind. We don’t have to try to get God to intervene on our personal behalf. God knows what we need before we ask. That gives us tremendous trust to BE STILL. To be in the present moment. Not to try to get God’s attention, but to realize that it is we who have to learn how to pay attention. God is paying attention to us already.” -Laurence Freeman OSB
How do we open up to the God-attention that is already within us?
“This is what Jesus’ teaching of contemplation and prayer is about. Meditation is the way that we receive the gift of contemplation.”
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