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The human trauma and transformation – Monica Cassani

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/04/04/the-human-trauma/ This is utterly gorgeous (whether you are of the Christian or another faith, or none), and follows on from last night’s Thomas Merton post, on this Easter weekend. James Finley, talking about Thomas Merton, Path to the Palace of … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Darkness

‘It is in the darkness, when there is nothing left in us that can please or comfort our minds, when we seem to be useless and worthy of all contempt, when we seem to have failed, when we seem to … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Brightness and Darkness

“Your brightness is my darkness. I know nothing of You and, by myself, I cannot even imagine how to go about knowing You. If I imagine You, I am mistaken. If I understand You, I am deluded. If I am … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Identity & what we live for

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Love

“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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Thomas Merton on Love and worth

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Not Knowing & Intention/Presence

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and … Continue reading

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