In this first part on our series on Christian contemplation Mother Agnes goes through the Bible to explain the relationship God desires to have with man in silence - in contemplation; consider the following excerpt: "After Moses came Elijah, John the Baptist, and John the Beloved. You have a path, an interior path—coming from the beginning and passing down to us, where there is a reciprocal attraction between God and men. He attracts us because He loves us. And surely God would have desired that Adam would have eaten from the tree of life. But it seems difficult to just eat from the tree of life because we have so many things to do. We are seduced by so many things.. Clilck on "read more" to continue reading.
Mother Agnes: “Many prophets and saints over time have been grappling in the depths of the mystery of unity with God [which is the goal of the contemplative]. All of them found out that only through Jesus Christ, the path is secure. There is no contemplation without the coverage of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Any contemplation conducted outside of the coverage of His name will lead us to a false spirit. [The Devil] is so intelligent that he will make us feel very good while he’s leading us astray from the path of life. We are called to eat from the tree of life. We are called to live in the intimacy of the Lord, inside the Trinity.