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the Scriptues and Sacraments received as gifts from God; and servanthood our reponse to His call.</p> <p>Notice how the world's words sound sharp, hard, cutting.</p> <p>God's antidote sounds soft and gentle, because it is.</p> <div class="calloutboxright"><p>When we come out of<br />chaos into silence the<br />noise stops and the<br />silence calms our soul.</p></div> <p>When we come out of chaos into silence the noise stops and the silence calms our soul.</p> <p>When we come out of confusion into simplicity the stress melts away and we enter into joy.</p> <p>When we come out of crisis into stillness we discover God is in control and we enter His peace.</p> <p>When we come out of conflict into solitude it stills our mind and quiets our heart.</p> <p>When we feast on Christ in the Scriptures and the Sacraments our soul is satisfied.</p> <p>When we come out of competition into servanthood we become fulfilled in who we really are and we are content.</p> <p>Contemplative Christianity is not just good for us spiritually but is a wonderful cure for the diseases caused by the stress of life in the 21st century. </p> <p>It makes all of life better.</p> <h3 class="center"><a href="contemplativeanswer.html" title="The Contemplative Answer.">Back</a> | <a href="emptyinginfilling.html" title="Emptying and Infilling.">Next</a></h3> </div> </div> <div style="clear: both;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <!-- end #content --> <div id="sidebar"> <a href="http://www.contemplativechristianity.com/images/Menorah009-large.jpg" onclick="this.target='_blank'"><img class="center" src="images/Menorah009.jpg" alt="Menorah." /></a><br /> <ul> <li> <h2>Home</h2> <ul> <li><a href="index.html" title="Home ~ Welcome.">Home ~ Welcome</a></li> <li><a href="contemplativechallenge.html" title="The Contemplative Challenge.">The Contemplative Challenge</a></li> <li><a href="holyplace.html" title="The Holy Place.">The Holy Place</a></li> <li><a href="contemplativecall.html" title="My Contemplative Call.">My Contemplative Call</a></li> <li><a href="innersanctuary.html" title="Building Our Inner Sanctuary.">Building Our Inner Sanctuary</a></li> <li><a href="innervoid.html" title="The Inner Void.">The Inner Void</a></li> <li><a href="quietlyinvisible.html" title="Being Quietly Invisible.">Being Quietly Invisible</a></li> <li><a href="experiencingchrist.html" title="Experiencing Christ.">Experiencing Christ</a></li> <li><a href="opposition.html" title="Those Who Oppose.">Those Who Oppose</a></li> <li><a href="blessednessofboredom.html" title="The Blessedness of Boredom.">The Blessedness of Boredom</a></li> <li><a href="simplysatisfied.html" title="Simply Satisfied With Him.">Simply Satisfied With Him</a></li> <li><a href="maryultimatecontemplative.html" title="Mary ~ The Ultimate Contemplative.">Mary ~ The Ultimate Contemplative</a></li> <li><a href="corporatecontemplation.html" title="Corporate Contemplation.">Corporate Contemplation</a></li> <li><a href="contemplativeanswer.html" title="The Contemplative Answer.">The Contemplative Answer</a></li> <li class="current"><a href="contemplativecure.html" title="The Contemplative Cure.">The Contemplative Cure</a></li> <li><a href="emptyinnginfilling.html" title="Emptying and Infilling.">Emptying and Infilling</a></li> <li><a href="journalnotes.html" title="Journal Notes.">Journal Notes</a></li></ul> </li></ul> </div> <!-- end #sidebar --> <div style="clear: both;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="container"><img src="images/img03.png" width="1000" height="40" alt="" /></div> <!-- end #page --> </div> <div id="footer-content"></div> <div id="footer"> &copy; 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