Relational Contemplation

The Christian faith stands on the recognition that God is Love. Therefore, love is the heart of all spirituality, including contemplative prayer. We are called not just to be contemplatives — we are called to be relational contemplatives.Writing in the third century, the Neoplatonist philosopher Plotinus had this to say about mysticism:This is the life of gods and of the godlike and blessed among men, liberation from the alien that besets us here, a life taking no pleasure in the things of … [Read more...]