Friday, February 19, 2010

It's Lent

So FRIDAY'S POST has gone unplugged now from the social media worldwide TV cable talk-radio newspaper interweb. Time to break from the grid.

See you again April 9.

Meantime, a few words from our favorite mystic, Thomas Merton, on this business of unplugging in Lent, written on the eve of Ash Wednesday in 1964,

I am glutted with books and a million trifles besides -- articles on this and that...Does one have to read all this? Enough! Thank God tomorrow is Lent. I am glutted...May Lent be blessed with emptiness and peace and faith.

Word, Merton. Word.