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Thomas Merton Talks

July 31, 2019

I have just subscribed to the weekly talks by Thomas Merton from his Hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemane… listening to the initial podcast. To hear his voice (I have been reading him for a number of years) is a blessing. He reminds me of Howard Thurman and his deliberate speaking style. I also hear his humor and passion. To have been able to sit with this fascinating Brother and Contemplative would be a blessing indeed.

Thomas Merton speaks to me of Peacemaking and speaking out for the least of these as prophets. In this day and age, we need to hear and be those voices!

Lord, help us to speak out for the voiceless and powerless.

When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable.

May God hear our prayer…

One Comment
  1. Michael, thank you for this post.
    Is the podcast you’re listening to publicly available?

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