Mar 20, 2023: Contemplation and Participation

Robert E. Webber

The spiritual union we enjoy with God is not of our own making, it is initiated by God, accomplished by God, and given to us as a gift from God because God united our humanity with his in the relationship established in the incarnation. The implication for spirituality is clear: we earnestly contemplate (delight in) the mystery of God revealed in the incarnation and choose to participate in the purposes of God for humanity revealed originally to Adam, now fulfilled and modeled for us in Jesus.

-Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 37.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.