More on Contemplation
Sometimes I believe I read too much. I tend to read things I agree with, rather than things that challenge my thinking. Is this good, or is this a serious weakness? Do I really think for myself, or do I simply reflect the opinions and attitudes I borrow from others?
I’m learning to contemplate more, but it’s a struggle. For me, contemplation makes effective prayer possible. Without being deliberately contemplative, I approach prayer as task that needs to be completed efficiently and checked off my list of tasks. I must continue taking more time to contemplate, listen, observe, pray.
I believe my greatest strength is the ability God gave me to think for myself. Conversely, my greatest weakness is my unwillingness to think for myself. Contemplation enables me to be the unique person God created me to be.