Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thoughts from Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton said "In effect, my 'happiness' does not depend on any institution or establishment."
 To me, this means that if you depend on any structures or institutions, even ones that are helpful and functional and necessary, is to ultimately depend on fallible humanity, to be disappointed and disillusioned We should never rest on our earthly laurels when trying to get close to God.

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Dymphna's favorite quotes

"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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