Friday, December 10, 2021

Merton: chilling faith

Friday, December 10, 2021
    Commemoration of Thomas Merton, Monk, Spiritual Writer, 1968
    [Jesus:] “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them.”
    —Luke 6:32 (NIV)
    Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and sensuality and selfishness that have killed his faith.
    ... Thomas Merton (1915-1968), Seeds of Contemplation, London: Hollis & Carter, 1949, New Directions. 1949, p. 105 (see the book)
    See also Luke 6:32-34; Prov. 18:19; Zech. 7:5-6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, forbid that I should lead another astray.
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