Friday, February 3, 2012

Affliction

The mystic Thomas Merton was born one day this past week in 1915 (Jan 31).

He once said,

God lives in my emptiness like an affliction.

Three penetrating words from the monk there.

God. Emptiness. Affliction.

This is February, the month when Lent begins, a great period for prayer.

Words of the monk to pray for the season ahead,

Afflict me, God, emptiness.


--tim



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