Monday, May 3, 2010

Merton Also Says Embody Your Bliss

This arrived in my inbox this morning and it's so perfect that I had to share:

A tree gives glory to God by being a tree. For in being what God means it to be it is obeying Him. It "consents," so to speak, to His creative love. It is expressing an idea which is in God and which is not distinct from the essence of God, and therefore a tree imitates God by being a tree.


Thomas Merton. New Seeds of Contemplation.


2 comments:

Tess said...

Oh thank you for sharing. This is glorious.

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

I remember reading this book; love it.