A Blessing for Living Spiritually

February 19, 2011

If you want to be spiritual, then,
may you first of all live your life.
May you not fear the responsibilities
and the inevitable distractions of the work
appointed for you by the will of God.
May you embrace reality and thus find yourself
immersed in the life-giving will and wisdom of God
which surrounds you everywhere.

– adapted from a passage in Thoughts in Solitude, by Thomas Merton, 1956.


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