Summarizing today's lessons goes like this:
Listen to the Pharisees when they say "We have seen strange things today".
Or Listen to Thomas Merton, who makes his regularly scheduled appearance on . . .
Merton Monday, the second Monday of every month on Sinden.org, features an excerpt from the writing of Thomas Merton:
That which is oldest is most young and most new. There is nothing so ancient and so dead as human novelty. The "lastest" is always stillborn. It never even manages to arrive. What is really new is what was there all the time. I say, not what has repeated itself all the time; the really "new" is that which, at every moment, springs freshly into new existence. This newness never repeats itself. Yet it is so old it goes back to the earliest beginning. It is the very beginning itself, which speaks to us.
Merton, Thomas. New Seeds of Contemplation, p. 107. New Directions Publishing.
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