The Living Flame of Love
It seems to me Christians can profit greatly from Zen methodology to deepen their Christian faith… Surely it would be a good idea to take up this methodology and start once again to teach people how to pray…
What I want to say here is that impoverished Western man (sic) is greatly in need of something like this, because the contemplative life is fantastically underdeveloped in the developed and affluent nations.
When this happens, and when the contemplative dimension existing in every person becomes starved, then people go berserk and do crazy things…
May this be because modern Christianity has projected the image of a churchgoing religion rather than a mystical one?
May it have too much bingo and too little mysticism? Too much theological chatter and not enough sublime silence?
Word, words, words! Perhaps this is why we need a blood transfusion from the East.
Fr. William Johnston, 1971
Let us pray for peace, love and awakening
among people and nations,
and earth’s commonwealth.
Cheers ~ Bruce