Contemplation is a close friend of simplicity. In it’s tenderest meaning, contemplation is a loving gaze on Jesus. It is giving Him our long attention, allowing our hearts to be caught up in Him. The thoroughness of His beauty draws us close, no matter our state. Love pours out from Him upon us. Joy blooms in our hearts. Hardened, fearful places crack open. Peace comes. We realize hope is in Him alone.

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