Wednesday, February 29, 2012
What to read for today.
Chapter 6: Pray for Your Own Discovery
Questions for your personal reflection.
Who or what is the God that Merton refers to? Is this a God that you can relate to?
Sharing with others: What caught your attention or provoked your thinking today?
I can relate to Merton the poet who uses words that point beyond themselves as in his phrase “God uttering me like a word”. But sometimes the language becomes literal – too many verbs - and I cannot follow Merton whose God finds, looks, sees, discovers, empties, bridges, reveals, wills, etc. It was a relief to read in Merton & Sufism that Merton told novice monks, “Don’t speak to somebody else’s God, because somebody else’s Lord may be Satan for you if you don’t look out…one has to be terribly careful not to impose upon other people one’s own Lord, ones’ own idea of God.”
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