“That long, loving look at things.” Someone very beautifully defined contemplation that way. Contemplating is more than looking, although it begins with a glance. In order to become contemplation, the gaze has to be “long” because if not, it will transcend the flat surface of things. And it must be “loving” because if not, you won`t discover its mystery. When it is long and loving, the gaze on people and things becomes contemplation, and contemplation produces the miracle that people and things become diaphanous from God, gifts of his love […]
To contemplate the Son is to open the heart and let his actions, sayings and gestures, that the way he does things, seeps into the porosity of our soul. The goal is to know him inside to love him and follow him.