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Seeing God

If therefore we seek Jesus, the word, we must be able to see Him in the created things around us – in the hills, the fields, the flowers, the birds and animals that he has created, in the sky and the trees.

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Monday with Merton

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have – for their usefulness. – Thomas Merton

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This is a ‘learning from other traditions’ post. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, writes about Chuang Tzu, an early Taoist sage and story teller.

“Chuang Tzu is not merely a professional recluse. 343 more words


I am pleasantly reminded that “there is no way to tell people that they are all just walking around, shining like the sun.”  Thomas Merton’s words perfectly describe the love I have for humanity.   61 more words


To Be OK with the Blank Page

Originally posted on my HuffPost Blog

“You can’t anticipate a garden. Stuff won’t grow until it’s time to grow and when the season’s finished, it’s all over.” -Father Anthony, OCSO… 998 more words

Quieting the noise of news

“… the newspapers fetches you the troubles of everybody all over the world, and keeps you downhearted and dismal most all the time, and it’s such a heavy load for a person.” 1,187 more words

Contemplative Living