Tag Archives: Thomas Merton

Cutting Through Illusions

Originally posted on Richer By Far:
“Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth is a supremely successful day.” Vernon Howard “It seems to me that the most basic problem is not political, it is…

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Loving Others as I Love Myself

“He who attempts to act and do things for others or for the world without deepening his own self-understanding, freedom, integrity, and capacity to love, will not have anything to give to others. He will communicate to them nothing but … Continue reading

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Beginning of Love

Originally posted on A Pastor's Thoughts:
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their … Continue reading

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God Knows Where this Road is Leading

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I … Continue reading

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Divine Geography

It’s the week of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day, and for many people I know, this means a particular connection to loved ones who have died, to “Heaven”, to some divine reality beyond the world we physically experience every … Continue reading

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