Thursday, March 29, 2012
What to read for today.
Chapter 31:The Gift of Understanding
Questions for your personal reflection.
Has Merton prompted a “new level of awareness” for you this Lent?
Sharing with others: What caught your attention or provoked your thinking today?
This Lent I have been “doing” a lot of Merton. Books by, about and inspired by him. This is gradually opening up an awareness of blind spots that were not apparent to me before. I attribute this to Merton’s persistent cautions against egotism. I find it particularly intriguing to reflect on his suggestion that our wills and ego get in the way of discovering our true identity. For many of us that may be counter-cultural and counter-intuitive but it is still well worth thinking about.
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