Friday, June 25, 2010

Gift and Giving

Fifty nine years ago, the monk and mystic Thomas Merton became an American citizen.

A day of gift for the nation and for the monk.

A Year With Thomas Merton includes this entry from his daily journal on the stuff of gift and giving,

"All that matters is to give everything, and the quicker the better. Fighting, struggling, rebelling and delaying make it harder, but not more meritorious. On the contrary, less. So it is fruitless to multiply difficulties and delays. Give everything and give it in the quickest possible way. All that matters is the gift. That is what...converts the world and leads us into the joys of heaven even here on earth."

-- tim

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