Sep 8, 2010 / 17:03 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Author and speaker Christopher West has ended his six-month sabbatical, saying he has come to see “a need for greater balance in my life.” He reported that he will address critics of his interpretation of John Paul II’s theology of the body, adding that some have been helpful while others continue to “misunderstand or misrepresent” his work.
“I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all those who made sacrifices to afford my family and me this time, and to all who lifted me up in prayer and offered written letters of encouragement and support,” West said in a statement on his website.
According to West, taking time for “deep, prayerful examination” and giving attention to his professional, personal and family needs have helped him understand “that we must never boast of anything except the cross of Christ.”
“Among other things, I have come to see a need for greater balance in my life. All who have been impacted by my lack of balance have been beautiful witnesses to me of God's tender patience and mercy,” West continued. “I cannot thank you enough.”
He said that after time with his family, spiritual direction and spiritual study, he is returning with “insights” he will share in an extended series of articles.