In reading Nolan’s work there is a lot of discussion of the importance of meditation and contemplation in the Spirituality of Jesus. The older I get the more important contemplation becomes to me. Churches and communities that emphasize busy-ness have no appeal to me. Meister Eckhart once said, “Nothing is more like God than silence.” Yesterday and today as I sat in the chapel and walked the land of Genesee Abbey the more that simple phrase resonated with me. Each day of my life I require more silence. I am drawn to it like an insect to a flame. I am consumed with the desire for solitude. Karl Rahner, great theologian of the twentieth century predicted, “the Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.”
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2 Replies to “Hesychia”

  1. You’re right, Don, it must be an “age” thing. Now that I’m knocking on the door of 60, the more and more my body, mind and spirit crave silence (one in being with the Father.)

    You remain in my prayers, dear friend.

  2. Thank you. Your prayers must be bearing fruit in my life as I have spent many days and hours in an increasingly contemplative journey. 🙂

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