Most people think of contemplative living as a very passive process and something for monks in monasteries. The reality of contemplative living is just the opposite. It is an active, alert stance towards life and God. It is a lifestyle based on communion with and companionship with God.
There will be more information in the upcoming weeks on contemplative living but for now I want to leave you with this initial thought from Elaine Heath, a professor at Perkins School of Theology:
A Contemplative Stance-
Cooperate with God where the Spirit is moving
Release the outcome
~Elaine Heath @ Texas Annual Conference Elder’s retreat