At work, so not much time, but I had another thought about the Opus Dei book I’ve been reading. I think what bothers me the most is their concept of contemplation. Sure, one’s life can be a kind of living prayer, but it isn’t contemplation, per se. As one of the priests at my parish so aptly put it, contemplation is “resting in the embrace of the Divine.” Seems like the average Opus Dei member is kept too busy to shut up and listen–they fill their lives with so much noise, whether it’s in the form of a devotional or attracting other people. Sometimes the words need to stop, and one can be filled with noise in silence. Maybe that’s the reason for their snark against other religious orders.


~ by Jen on January 9, 2008.

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