Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"The love of God seeks us in every situation"

We must learn to realize that the love of God seeks us in every situation, and seeks our good. God’s inscrutable love seeks our awakening. True, since this awakening implies a kind of death to our exterior self, we will dread God’s coming in proportion as we are identified with this exterior self and attached to it. But when we understand the dialectic of life and death we will learn to take the risks implied by faith, to make the choices that deliver us from our routine self and open to us the door of a new being, a new reality.

Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

hat tip goes to the wonderful "Inward/Outward" blog...

1 comment:

Fran said...

I love Inward/Outward. I read this there, but in the midst of crazy-busy-ness... which seems antithetical,no?

In any event, I am glad that God has sought me by bringing me here to re-read Merton's wisdom, courtesy of you.

Pax to you.