Tag Archives: New Seeds of Contemplation

Join in the Dance

Trinity: Week 3 Join in the Dance Thursday, September 29, 2016 Once you learn to take your place inside the circle of praise and mutual deference, all meaningful distinctions between secular and sacred, natural and supernatural, fall away. In the Divine Economy, all is useable, even our mistakes and our sin. The cross shouted this… Continue Reading Join in the Dance

The Illusion of an Autonomous Self

True Self/False Self: Week 1 The Illusion of an Autonomous Self Wednesday, August 3, 2016 I am using the terms True Self and false self as they were used by Thomas Merton. In his classic New Seeds of Contemplation, Merton writes: Every one of us is shadowed by an illusory person: a false self. This… Continue Reading The Illusion of an Autonomous Self

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