A contemplative response to the world involves our desire to link our contemplative posture with very practical responses to life around us.
It has been hugely important to focus on opening our hearts to receive the love of God so richly present in our lives. We have come to realize that it is not only in the good times but also in times of great suffering that our hearts are opened up in this way sometimes even broken open into God as the Jewish tradition says!
It seems now that, by a wonderful grace of the Spirit among us, we are hungry to deepen our contemplative posture and practice in our responses to the world in which we find ourselves.
(Adapted from Jeff Imbach – Contemplative Responses to the World).
Our Partner representative for Contemplative Response to the World is Annie Ruckdashel.
How do SoulStream Partners—desiring to live contemplatively in the world—respond to public struggles such as the recent crisis at Standing Rock in N. Dakota?