Christian spirituality . . . is God’s gift of a redirected life in union with God’s purpose for life. Our spiritual life, then, is union with God fulfilled in a life of contemplation and participation in God’s vision for life in this world. Contemplation and participation, it turns out, is our worship of God.
-Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 16.