Love is the Epiphany of God

 

The monk and spiritual writer Thomas Merton wrote with humility and authority about the importance of knowing God, and of seeing God within and without us, in the perfect beauty of nature and in our blood and being. His words exude love, and through those words of poetry and inspiration he leads us to the presence of the divine.

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The World is not Ours

 

In the warmth of a mild late September, when autumn has just begun to show himself, plants in my garden that I thought had died down in preparation for the ending of the year have pushed forth delicate new flowers in a message of life and hope: in every ending there are new beginnings.

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The Prophecy of the Two Suns

In recent weeks, certain scientists talked of the possibility of there being two suns influencing Earth. The flurry of interest in the evidence-based idea soon died – for now.

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The Importance of Silence

Silence is obliterated not just by the noise of life, but far more by the noise within. If we understood the value of silence, would it change our lives? For many people, probably not – and thereby they miss so much.

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Standing in your Truth

Standing in your truth so often is confused with standing up for your beliefs, but beliefs are transitory, while truth is constant.

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US Midwest Tornadoes – Tragic for Some, a Symbol for Others

The powerful tornadoes which have swept through the American Midwest have been unusual in their timing and ferocity: November is meant to be a quiet month for these storms, but this one – which is not finished yet – was extraordinary in its speed and destructiveness. Many people have lost everything, and some have died: while it is a tragedy for those caught up in the event, it is symbolic also of so much of what is changing in our world.

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Floods, Water and God in Europe

The worst floods for centuries in Central Europe have caused great damage and misery with cities impassable and towns and villages – and zoos – evacuated. Is this God speaking?

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The End of a Long Spiritual Winter

As I was talking technicalities to do with my website yesterday, a kind man helping me very wonderfully said, quite unexpectedly, that we were coming to the end of a long winter. He knew and I knew that he was talking of more than a season in a year.

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The Heart of a King, the Loss of a Pope – Respect for a God?

There was major interest, yesterday, in the public journey to retirement of the last Pope which overshadowed the story of the heart of Richard the Lionheart on the same day. What links the two is that both men, both roles were viewed by many as godly.

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