Monday, December 19, 2005

Merton again ...

“This then is what it means to seek God perfectly: to withdraw from illusion and pleasure, from worldly anxieties and desires, from the works that God does not want, from a glory that is only human display; to keep my mind free from confusion in order that my liberty may be always at the disposal of His will; to entertain silence in my heart and listen for the voice of God; to cultivate an intellectual freedom from the images of created things in order to receive the secret contact of God in obscure love; to love all men as myself...”

From New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1972. Pages 45-46.

[From the Merton Foundation Newsletter]

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