Conditions for a contemplative faith – 20th July


Matthew 11:25-27

“At that time Jesus made answer and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was pleasing in your eyes. All things have been given to me by my Father; and no one has knowledge of the Son, but the Father; and no one has knowledge of the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will make it clear.”

Conditions for a contemplative faith

Jesus tells us, this spontaneous prayer to the Father, one of the characteristics of faith and Christian contemplation.

Contemplative faith, a living faith that captivates the sense of God, human life, and the reality – is a son of this. It mysteriously free and is above all human merit. But at the same time it requires of man certain conditions that will open the way to God, or to prevent their faith take root: the simple attitudes of independence, purity of heart, admitting that God can intervene in the life and history.