• 2020,  slider,  Spirituality

    What is Ours To Do

    In many recent conversations with my friends, we’ve been thinking about justice, what is ours to do, and contemplation A LOT. I don’t have good answers for any of this, but various contingent places that I land, depending on the day. I suppose I write here today on my discernings of what it means to be contemplative, and, what it means to be a listener. Something I read recently by Thomas Merton has been challenging me around contemplative practice – the danger of it becoming an introverted practice of navel-gazing: “He will make contemplative faces at himself like a child in front of a mirror. He will cultivate the contemplative…