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Finding Our True Selves

June 24, 2021

The past two weeks have been an incredible blessing for Denise and me. Time away with friends on St Simon’s Island last week and a beautiful retreat on Lookout Mountain (Mentone) staying at the cabin owned by another friend this week has been such a gift and a blessing.

While relaxing after a day of hiking, touring, and enjoying some music from a local musician, I found this quote from Merton that spoke to me about this time of rest, reflection, and renewal.

We are at liberty to be real, or to be unreal. We may be true or false, the choice is ours. (New Seeds of Contemplation) The editor of Thomas Merton: Essential Writings, Christine M. Bochen concluded that In finding our true selves, we find God or, as Merton would put it, are found by God. (p. 54)

This has been a time of reflection and being open to God finding me. For that gift, I am truly thankful.

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