About a decade ago, seemingly by accident, but perhaps not, I came across the book Seven Storey Mountain, the autobiographical account of Father Thomas Merton. Both fascinating and inspiring, it’s an unforgettable read with an abundant measure of food for thought. 118 more words
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My poverty is found within my contradiction.
Two human characteristics that I have always especially admired are steadiness and integrity. Being consistent is so important. That being said, it follows that I feel most impoverished when I look within myself and see contradiction and inconsistency. 853 more words
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When you gain…interior silence you can carry it around with you in the world, and pray everywhere. But just as interior asceticism cannot be acquired without concrete and exterior mortification, so it is absurd to talk about interior silence where there is no exterior silence.
(Full disclosure: The author of this book is my friend.)
Yesterday, while in the middle of reading Jeff Blake’s new book “The Seven Last Words of Christ: Meditations on the Cross… 234 more words