Day 03 – Forty Days with Thomas Merton

Day 03

Reading ought to be an act of homage to the God of all truth. We open our hearts to words that reflect the reality He has created or the greater Reality which He is. It is also an act of humility and reverence towards others who are the instruments by which God communicated His truth to us.

Reading gives God more glory when we get more out of it, when it is a more deeply vital act not only of our intelligence but of our whole personality, absorbed and refreshed in thought, meditation, prayer, or even in the contemplation of God.

— Thomas Merton in Thoughts in Solitude

Today: Consider how teachable you are. Does your reading seek to confirm what you already know or is your heart open to the words of God through others?

+Ed Jansen, OSB

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