Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thoughts on Obedience, Part II

Monastic obedience exists not to make yes-men and efficient bureaucrats who can be used in institutional politeics, but to liberate the hearts and minds into the lucid and terrible darkness of contemplation that no tongue can explain and no rationalization can account for.

~ Thomas Merton, Contemplation in a World of Action
in Essential Monastic Wisdom

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