Can’t promise I’ll be making notes on every chapter, but this is what I’ve just started. It’s a little out of my comfort zone and a little “left field” from what I’m used to.
But it was highly recommended from a friend/mentor I look up and respect! Wish me luck!
Chapter 1 explored ‘What is Contemplation?’. The best summary I found was “Contemplation is the awareness and realisation, even in some sense experience, of what each Christian obscurely believes: it is no longer I who live, but Christ who live in me”.
In other words, its about being aware that Christ is living in us, and this awareness being an experience.
It’s a little over my head, but I’m prepared to engage with it. This will definitely stretch me in my faith!
I’ve included an affiliate link in case anyone is interested and wants to read as well. The book was pretty tricky to get in the UK and I had to wait a month. New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton