Friday, December 23, 2005

Yet more Merton ...

“There must be a time of day when the man who makes plans forgets his plans, and acts as if he had no plans at all.

There must be a time of day when the man who has to speak falls very silent. And his mind forms no more propositions, and he asks himself: Did they have a meaning?

There must be a time when the man of prayer goes to pray as if it were the first time in his life he had ever prayed; when the man of resolutions puts his resolutions aside as if they had all been broken, and he learns a different wisdom: distinguishing the sun from the moon, the stars from the darkness, the sea from the dry land, and the night sky from the shoulder of a hill.”

From
No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton – Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, New York, 1955. Page 260.

[see previous post for source]

No comments:

Post a Comment