Saturday, February 11, 2017

Merton: the great thing

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
    and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
    the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
    —Psalm 95:1-6 (ESV)
    The great thing, and the only thing, is to adore and praise God.
    ... Thomas Merton (1915-1968), from the entry for Aug. 28-29, 1956, A Search for Solitude: pursuing the monk’s true life, HarperSanFrancisco, 1996, p. 75 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 95:1-6; 30:4; 86:8-10; 100:2-4; 103:1-2; 145:3; Jer. 31:12-13; Matt. 5:16; Rom. 15:11; Rev. 5:12
Quiet time reflection:
    My highest act is the praise of my Savior.
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