An important insight of John Main is that meditation always leads to community.

Instead of isolating us, Christian Meditation brings us closer to others. We become more involved in the concerns and needs of others. Like the first Christians, we welcome others and build community with them.

It is a paradox when meditating with children that although a class is still and silent a fruit of this ‘group’ silence is to build community. The paradox of being still and silent is that children become increasingly other-centred.

The more children meditate the more they realise their interdependence with all people, their sense of inclusiveness and connectedness. Children begin to sense their common humanity as creations of the one God.

Children grow in the ability to forgive and to reconcile.