Thursday, June 9

Reflections on a Merton quote

"Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire."  - Thomas Merton, ocso

What is it, then, that we live for...that we desire?   Is it wealth, enlightenment, material comforts, happiness or security, ?  Is it ourselves, friends, family, church or country? Do we live for the things of this world, or things more ethereal and eternal?  Do we desire the acceptance of our peers or the prelates, or the favour of the Father?

My sihing would say that what we think about is what we put our energy to and, thus, what we create in the world.  That can be prosperity or reinforcing the lack thereof, happiness or misery.  It depends upon what we focus our minds and hearts towards.  Do we focus on what we have or do we worry about what we lack?

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