Lenten Reflection: Thomas Merton

(Incredible photo of Mammoth by Max Roper, and used with his generous permission! [edit: this teeny format doesn’t do it justice; click on the photo to see the larger, more glorious version on Max Roper’s site]  This reading is from the wonderful collection of Thomas Merton’s nature writings, When the Trees Say Nothing, p. 48)

“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 infinite further possibilities for study and contemplation and interest and praise.  Beyond all and in all is God.”

(Edit: I keep trying to fix the WordPress presentation of this photo.  I don’t know what’s up with WP.)

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