QOTD: Contemplation is for all, but the contemplative life is only for a few…

The contemplative life is lived simply and solely for God.  It is not embraced by way of preparation for active works, but for its own sake, and the reason is not hard to find.  The worship of God is sufficient to occupy all the energies of His creatures.  What,after all, is the end for which we were created?

…Our Lord Himself, when commending Mary’s as the “best part” promised it should never be taken from her.  The need for active work will pass away when the number of the elect shall be completed, but the work of the contemplative belongs to eternity as well as to time.

~Excerpts from Dominican Contemplatives by A Dominican [Nun] of Carisbrooke

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