Friday, October 22, 2004

The quest for God in contemplation

"indeed cannot be dissociated
from love of our sisters and brothers,
love that makes us recognize the face of Christ
in the poorest of men.

"Contemplation of Christ
lived in brotherly love
remains the safest path of all for a fruitful life.
St John unceasingly reminds us of it:

let us love each other,
because love is of God,
and whoever loves
is born of God
and knows God.'
(1 John 4,7)."

John Paul II
Letter to all the members of the Carthusian family
May 14, 2001