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What does it mean to be a contemplative? Father Robert Elias discusses the chapter, “A Listening Heart” from the book Seasons of the Heart, written by Father John Welch, O.Carm. Through Christ, God calls us to a relationship with Christ that is a self-discovering liberation in the context of friendship and trust. This contemplative relationship, which is built in silence, is not an escape, but enables us to enter more fully in solidarity and compassion with our poverty and the world’s poverty. As a result, we are able to love and see the world as He loves and sees the world.
SOURCE: OCDS Meeting, May 2018