3: Jesus as contemplative

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At almost every turn in the story, Jesus does the opposite of what is expected of him. He shows us that to live a contemplative life is not to live a life of quiet passivity but to live a life which is reflective, in relationship with God, a life which flows from an inner dialogue of love. We are not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed.

This is the third of 21 audio reflections written and read by Bishop Steven, released daily as a podcast during Lent. Each reflection accompanies the booklet Abundant Life, which is available to order online: