This is a suggested video segment for the 26th annual worldwide United in Prayer day on March 17, 2018. This year is dedicated to the healing of violence in ourselves and our world.
One of the ways we participate in this healing is through a commitment to our own transformation and evolution. In this video segment, Thomas Keating emphasizes our capacities as human beings to participate in the evolution of consciousness towards an experience of oneness and wholeness — the capacity to see God in everything and everything in God. This is the call of the contemplative life – an ever-more urgent call, because, as Fr. Thomas emphasizes, “we can’t prolong the battle of greed or domination with the weapons of destruction that we have now without serious damage to ourselves and the ecology and all the other life on earth.”
He goes on to say, “The spiritual life as it’s been called until now is the most important thing there is to do in life … the healing of the human condition with its limitations and faults and openness to evil, as well as good. So here is where the contemplative dimension of life which is aimed at prayer and practice to further this capacity for transformation and to realize in the future somewhere the New Creation.”
About 27 minutes. Also available with Spanish subtitles.