2 Advent Thursday

glass half

Either you look at the universe as a very poor creation out of which no one can make anything, or you look at your own life and your own part in the universe as infinitely rich, full of inexhaustible interest, opening out into the infinite further possibilities for study and contemplation and praise.

— Thomas Merton in The Intimate Merton: His Life from His Journals edited by Patrick Hart and Jonathan Montaldo

Today: Having a perspective that seeks to find what’s missing in life leaves us with a sense of need, wanting. Having a perspective that seeks to find what’s present in life leaves us with a sense of gratitude, blessing. Today, contemplate the meaning of “Stay in the present with what is present.” Do you think you it might empower you to find God’s infinite possibilities?

Ed Jansen, OCM

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