The American church settles for a subhuman life, because it refuses to rest. Compulsive leaders all eventually crash, but God is different. God lives in eternal rest and perpetual joy, and we’re invited to share in it. Our union with Christ gives us access into the intra-Trinitarian life. We experience the Father’s love through the work of the Son and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Because they’ve experienced communion, contemplative leaders are able to give their transformed presence to others. To have communion with others, we first must commune with God. We must abide in God in order to encourage those we lead.