Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jules Monchanin, OSB

"He knew how to listen. He listened intensely. He was not listening for the slip where he could introduce a wedge of condemnation, but so that he could grasp all the energy of the hidden spring from which words pour forth. And when he answered, he would unveil prospects that attracted his interlocutor, like a lover, as if to give himself entirely to what the other was saying."
Henri de Lubac, qtd in Why the Church?, 230

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