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Shattering Mirrors

Last night, I sat down on the couch with my laptop to write a blog post about family. Five minutes later, I was drawn into an intense family “discussion.” A loud one. 1,193 more words


Reflection 11.20.17

Our vocation is not simply to be, but to work together with God in the creation of our own life, our own identity, our own destiny…. 170 more words


POETRY: For M. On A Cold Grey Morning by Thomas Merton

A grey good morning and rain
And melting snow
Far from any help
Or love, I am warmer
At least wanting you.

Sorry in the grey… 141 more words

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Diddling around

Thomas Merton wrote, “there is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues.” There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end.

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The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. 20 more words

Quote for Today - November 13, 2017

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton



If you yearn to see, love and find the Divine you will.

Thought For The Day