Exploring contemplative awareness in daily life, drawing from and with much discussion of the writings of Thomas Merton, aka "Father Louie".
Moving. Beth, thanks for sharing this.
It moves me to want to somehow become a part of that world, James.
Beth - thank you! Thank you for making me / us uncomfortable enough to take notice and realize the Mystery - the best commentary on Incarnation - it is all grace!pax,Fr. John
It is, indeed, Mystery, Fr. John. Thanks for your comment. I mostly follow my intuition when deciding what and how to add things to this blog. There's no rhyme or reason, but when I look back over it, everything belongs.
Beth - are you familiar with JAMES Taylor. It is an Epiphany song. Here are the lyriccs:'Those magic men the Magi Some people call them wise Or Oriental, even kings Well anyway, those guys They visited with Jesus They sure enjoyed their stay Then warned in a dream of King Herod's scheme They went home by another way Yes they went home by another way Home by another way Maybe me and you can be wise guys too And go home by another way We can make it another way Safe home as they used to say Keep a weather eye to the chart on high And go home another way Steer clear of royal welcomes Avoid a big to-do A king who would slaughter the innocents Will not cut a deal for you He really, really wants those presents He'll comb your camel's fur Until his boys announce they've found trace amounts Of your frankincense, gold and myrrh [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/james+taylor/home+by+another+way_20069229.html ] Time to go home by another way Home by another way You have to figure the Gods saying play the odds And go home by another way We can make it another way Safe home as they used to say Keep a weather eye to the chart on high And go home another way Home is where they want you now You can more or less assume that you'll be welcome in the end Mustn't let King Herod haunt you so Or fantasize his features when you're looking at a friend Well it pleasures me to be here And to sing this song tonight They tell me that life is a miracle And I figured that they're right But Herod's always out there He's got our cards on file It's a lead pipe cinch, if we give an inch Old Herod likes to take a mile It's best to go home by another way Home by another way We got this far to a lucky star But tomorrow is another day We can make it another way Safe home as they used to say Keep a weather eye to the chart on high And go home another ways song, "home By Another Waqy"? Epiphany means that we must go home different because of the Christ event!Fr. John
From 1994-1999 (roughly ages 60-65) he "withdrew" to a Zen monastery was ordained as a Buddhist priest. But upon his "re...