Thomas Merton, A Book of Hours

The Weekly Word:
is an invitation to reflect on how God speaks to us through poetry, literature, and the visual arts. Share your in the comments so that we can join together on this journey of faith throughout the week.

 

Thomas Merton, A Book of Hours
“We are what we love. If we love God, in whose image we were created, we discover ourselves in him and we cannot help being happy: we have already achieved something of the fullness of being for which we were destined in our creation. If we love everything else but God, we contradict the image born in our very essence, and we cannot help being unhappy, because we are living a caricature of what we are meant to be.”

 

For Reflection:
What have you discovered about yourself when you give yourself over to God? What emotions emerge? What gifts do you discover that you have to offer God’s people? How do you resist the temptation to love “everything else but God” so that you can embrace God’s image in yourself and in your neighbor?

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