Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Thomas Merton Mix-tape

Some quotes from Thomas Merton...

“We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have – for their usefulness.”

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”

“As long as we are on earth, the love that unites us will bring us suffering by our very contact with one another because this love is the resetting of a body of broken bones; even saints cannot live with saints on this earth without some anguish, without some pain at the differences that come between them. There are two things men can do about the pain of disunion with other men, they can love or they can hate. Hatred recoils from the sacrifice and sorrow that are the price of resetting the bones – it refuses the pain of reunion.”

1 comment:

PC Muñoz said...

Love this, thanks. Miss you on that other thing though.