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04/04/2011

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Joe F

I guess I'd like to ask for a little clarification on the difference between and congruences of contemplative and trans-formative spirituality.

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Contemplative spirituality can be transformative, but is not automatically so. For some, it is a very inward, privatized experience that is mostly for their well being and sense of God with them... but the question that Ignatius always asks is - what is the response Christ asks of you? If you are then aligning your life in accord with the request of Christ, then your contemplative experiences are becoming transformative... and not just an exercise or step along the way of a personal self-actualization.


A number of authors are talking about the need for contemplatives to be more engaged in world engaging spirituality and not just the withdraw for the inner experience.


Short answer to a big question.

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