For some reason we imagined that just the ‘thinking life’ would elicit and feed the Christian spirit. The soul is fed much more by the ‘symbolic life’ too, where action and contemplation meet, where the inner and the outer learn to operate as one, where words become flesh, where God is no longer just an idea but the heartbeat of life itself. This marvelous book [Pilgrimage of a Soul by Phileena Heuertz] gives you many avenues by which to live such a full and enfleshed life. Phileena tells you to stop ‘thinking about it’ and to try it! That is when it works.
—Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico