Jesus is a person of constant action: healing, feeding, teaching, fighting injustice, and breaking bread with others. Yet, he also regularly spends time in contemplative solitude, centering his soul in his Father. He woke up early in order to find—or to be found—by God in periods of quiet and stillness. During the night before his crucifixion, he meditated in the Garden of Gethsemane. Every follower of Jesus is a contemplative whose soul can be nourished simply by listening in silence for the heartbeat of God. In our busy and noisy world, St. John’s offers several opportunities for you to slow down, be still, and center yourself in the source of life, love, and peace.