“There is need for detachment—a ‘sabbath of contemplation’ as Peter of Celles, a Benedictine monk of the twelfth century, put it. But there is a danger in thinking only in terms of detachment as Jesus indicates in his story of the man who had been emptied of evil but not filled with good . . . .; we must go on to attachment. The detachment from the confusion all around us is in order to have a richer attachment to God.”[i]—Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
[i] Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth (New York: Harper One, 1998), 21. The first printing of this classic Christian book was in 1978; the second printing in 1988.