My second reflection concerns the Contemplative Ministry Project. Dr. David Keller, Bill Dietrich of Shalem and I have been speaking about this and praying about it for awhile. Today I was reading David’s essay newly reprinted in Spirituality, Contemplation and Transformation.
I must say that I recognize myself today in his remark: “we find a great deal more reliance on human activity than on prayer” [p.165]. The Project is to restore some balance and make prayer the priority for those of us who teach theology, study or even serve as administrators.
In theory, as I have said on this blog from time to time, I put prayer first–but some days….