Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Thomas Merton quote

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. Most of these seeds are lost to him because he doesn't understand how to root them, prune them, and bring forth fruit from them. But God is not hard to find, his words and wisdom are, as the book of Proverbs says, in the ants and in the air all around us. Finding God in such a light becomes almost comical, for awareness is all that is needed. Like a blindfolded man submerged in lonliness who is suddenly given sight and looks around to see that he is in a stadium full of people. It is when we finally awaken from our great darkness of spiritual slumber that we finally see that God is surrounding us with seeds. Seeds of love, hope, teaching, grace, compassion, mercy and a million other things. Yet again, most men never find God because they never slow down long enough to find themselves. And what hope does a man have of finding God, if he cannot find himself?


Anonymous said...

The melancholy of life - reflected off the blindness of the backs of my eyelids. I could see if I would but open my eyes yet... who has instructed me in such a task. Dear Lord, help me to see - help me with the courage to open my eyes to reality - help me to wipe the tears of pain from my face.


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