Contemplation or Action?

Following Fr. John Dear’s challenging lecture last night on the Road to Peace, I offered the following reflection on the tension between contemplative and active forms of peacemaking in chapel at Drew this morning:     Are you an active or a contemplative Christian? Are you an activist who prophetically speaks truth to the power…or a contemplative who prays for peace and tries to live a life of compassion?  Are you a contemplative-active or an active