Podcast Episode 009: Walking the Tightrope: Contemplation and Action


“We strive to live with the tensions that are associated with the relationship between contemplation and action, community life and apostolates.” —The Mission of St. Norbert Abbey

God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation.

—Genesis 2:3

In a culture that values “doing” more than “being,” resting can be viewed as lazy and unproductive. According to Scripture we are called to rest, to take time for ourselves, our families and friends, and especially God. Like many religious orders, including Norbertines, all of us are called to live a life in balance—a life of contemplation and action. But how do we do this? What changes do we need to make in our lives?

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