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Faith – 8 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – New Seeds of Contemplation

1. The beginning of contemplation

“The beginning of contemplation is faith. If there is something essentially sick about your conception of faith you will never be a contemplative.”

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Shine On!

A Sermon for 7 February 2016:  Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday

(2 Cor. 3:12-4:2 & Luke 9:28-43)

A reading from the gospel of Luke 9:28-43. Listen for God’s word to us. 1,840 more words

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Hell as Hatred – 8 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – New Seeds of Contemplation

1. No one has anything in common with anybody else

“Hell is where no one has anything in common with anybody else except the fact that they all hate one another and cannot get away from one another and from themselves.”

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Let Us Live the Questions

We live on the brink of disaster because we do not know how to let life alone. We do not respect the living and fruitful contradictions and paradoxes of which true life is full.

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The Root of War is Fear – 9 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – New Seeds of Contemplation

1. The liberty to exploit other people

“To some men peace merely means the liberty to exploit other people without fear of retaliation or interference. To others peace means the freedom to rob others without interruption.

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Sentences – 8 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – New Seeds of Contemplation

1. Risk frustration

“To hope is to risk frustration. Therefore, make up your mind to risk frustration.”

2. Never attempts anything

“Do not be one of those who, rather than risk failure, never attempts anything.”

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Silence and language

“For language to have meaning, there must be intervals of silence somewhere, to divide word from word and utterance from utterance.

He who retires into silence does not necessarily hate language. 45 more words

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