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Perhaps it need not be repeated that Christians did not invent Contemplative Prayer, nor are they necessarily the most skilled practitioners of it.

What we know is small (and much of it probably erroneous) while what we do not know is vast.  As our knowledge increased our awareness of our ignorance of the unknown has grown even larger and faster.  As the shoreline of the known expands, the sea of wonder seems ever more vast.  Each attempt at an answer raises many questions so we are cast back on to the simplest of knowledges: that we should love one another and care for one another.  The desert fathers and mothers knew this and even their most extreme behaviors were merely efforts to express that love and care.

The balance of knowing and not-knowing is  disturbed whenever knowing is emphasized!

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bardcat
Apr. 29th, 2015 10:50 pm (UTC)
So insightful!
bobby1933
May. 1st, 2015 11:16 pm (UTC)
Give the credit to Richard Rohr and Martin Parker and to the creativity of the ancient Jesus followers as they tried to live the meaning of his words. But, thank you, Jeff..
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