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Tasting the Real – Thomas Merton

August 14, 2022
Last night’s sunset on Alabama Point

We were able to enjoy some beach time yesterday after a full day of work which included sermon preparation, studying for the Interim/Transitional ministry course we will be attending in a week, and preparation for the retreat we will be leading in May for Columbia Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s Lifelong Learning program. The lovely time in God’s creation was a blessing. I love today’s reading from A Year with Thomas Merton: Daily Meditations from His Journals. (Aug 14)

Cool. Cows lowing in the mist. Long but rich night office. “Mary has chosen the better part.” My love for the great responsories….

The Lespedeza hedge we planted ten or fifteen years ago was blooming with delicate, heather-like purple blossoms, and bees were busy in them. An entirely beautiful, transfigured moment of love for God and the need for complete confidence in Him in everything, without reserve, even when almost nothing is understood. August 15 and 16, 1963. Turning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years (The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4: 1960-1963)

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