THE WORLD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION, INC CORNERSTONE AT THE CASA
“The stone...rejected has become the Cornerstone”
1 Peter 2:7
THE JOURNEY WITH THE Son to the Father will traverse the stages of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. Christian Meditation can be the vehicle, the discipline to get one going and to help one stay on the path. These are astounding claims for Christian Meditation. Their justification is the beatitude: “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.
Matt 5:8 The silence of the mantra produces the purity of heart, and the reward of purity of heart is the love of God, of people, and of the world found in the gift of contemplation. How does silence accomplish this twofold task? By allowing one to escape from the false self, by placing one beyond the toils of ego and the world it creates, by freeing one from the imprisonment of false desires. . . The reality of this state is primary and comes before awareness and appreciation. The reality is called communio or participation in the life of God; the awareness is contemplation. The Spirit will give us contemplation when we are ready.” Ernest Larkin, O. Carm. (1922- 2006, Contemplative Prayer for Today, Christian Meditation)