Henri Nouwen writes: “Christian life is not a life divided between times for action and times for contemplation. No. Real social action is a way of contemplation, and real contemplation is the core of social action. . . The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.”
Spiritual disciplines create space for God to work in our lives. We spend time in silence, God speaks; we fast, God fills us; we pause, putting away activity, and God moves in, through, and around us. This is when true transformation happens. But first we have to make space for God.
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