Friday, March 30, 2012
What to read for today.
Chapter 32:The Night of the Senses
Questions for your personal reflection.
Can you relate to the “dark and frustrated condition” and the obscurity that Merton refers to in this chapter? If so, how did you interpret your condition at the time?
Sharing with others: What caught your attention or provoked your thinking today?
From the outset, Merton insisted that finding one’s true identity was a painful process that had no predictable destination. He said that you had to have faith to do this and I couldn’t relate to that word. Now I think that “faith” might be the appropriate word for our willingness to enter this process and stick with it even though we don’t know the outcome. Come to think of it, we enter many other relationships on faith such as marriage, parenthood and jobs.
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