This quote came from a friend of mine, Mike Patin. I thought it fit well with the Ignatian Wisdom piece on being a Contemplative in Action from yesterday.
“Our prayer becomes the force that empowers us to engage the world. We move back and forth between being renewed in silence and quiet by ourselves, reading the Bible and praying, and then carrying that new energy out into the world with vigor. This back-and-forth pattern is a central way in which the spiritual experience of the individual is related to the activity of the disciple. The movement back and forth may be daily or weekly, or it may follow some other pattern. Some people are so heavily involved with the world that they find it necessary to take a day a month for personal retreat.”
How do you experience and live out this back and forth pattern in your life?