Tag Archives: Thomas Merton

Humility and the Authentic Self

In one of James K.A. Smith’s newsletters he comments on one of the threads of Merton’s reflections that had, as he puts it, “burrowed its way into [my] psyche: his unique reflections on humility.” Below are entirely Smith’s thoughts based … Continue reading

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Repair the Inroads

If you don’t want to, you don’t have to excuse the image above – but it is a stark reminder of what we know to be true. You may have known it personally, or have been around people who appear … Continue reading

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Life becomes a Prayer

“When I am liberated by silence, when I am no longer involved in the measurement of life, but in the living of it, I can discover a form of prayer in which there is effectively, no distraction. ┬áMy whole life … Continue reading

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