Saturday, April 7, 2012 ~ Holy Saturday
What to read for today.
Chapter 39:The General Dance
Questions for your personal reflection.
As you complete this reading study, are there any ways that it gave you insight into “His call and His mysterious, cosmic dance”?
Look back at your initial hopes and reservations. To what extent were these fulfilled?
Sharing with others: What caught your attention or provoked your thinking today?
I still remain confused about Merton’s conception of God. Even though Merton concedes that Scripture is poetry as opposed to literal history, his God is still doing things like making humans, revealing himself, confronting people, and living out dogma by becoming human. I continue to wrestle with Merton’s insistence that God is a Who, a Person. And yet, when Merton writes of the “cosmic dance” I am right there with him. I get that we are in the midst of it and that it permeates everything. And I couldn’t agree more when Merton says we are invited to forget ourselves, cast solemnity to the winds and join in the general dance.
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