While I was reading Word From Wormingford by Ronald Blythe, I came across with this line:
[…] People must meditate on whether they have what it takes to contemplate […]
Today’s Blythe entry is all about meditation and contemplation – whatever the difference between these two words, I still don’t know. In terms of both or either, I’d like to say, that sadly I lost the capacity to meditate as intensely as I had in my youth and in my childhood. Faith is something that I had initially built for myself through meditation. I would go hours and hours of thinking about Things (in a philosophical approach, which of course, may include the theological).
Which is why I always believe Youth is idealistic and dynamic, faithful and loyal unto itself.