This morning I watched a video presentation on Contemplative Stewardship, by one of our sisters. Those words, contemplative stewardship, can make it all sound so easy, conjuring up images of wafting around a garden in a mystical haze, blissfully pruning roses and watering saplings. In reality, it is about living in increasing awareness, of listening and learning, reflection, gratitude and deepening enquiry. It is about not living in ignorance of our role and place in the world. According to Thomas Merton a contemplative, in their quest for God and a spiritual life, is one who would rather not know than know; a contemplative steward, though, needs to know, because that will then affect how they live and relate to all creation, how they walk upon the earth and use its gifts and resources.
But why not watch the video, and reflect and consider for yourself...?