Easter Blessing

April 24, 2011

Too many Christians are not free
because they submit to the domination of other people’s ideas.
They submit passively to the opinions of the crowd,
and run along with the crowd –
even when it turns into a lynch mob.
They are afraid of the aloneness,
the moral nakedness,
which they would feel apart from the crowd.
But the Christian in whom Christ is risen
dares to think and act differently from the crowd.

May Christ be risen in you.

– adapted from a passage in He is Risen by Thomas Merton

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One Response to “Easter Blessing”

  1. Suze said

    I have been enjoying a lot of Thomas Merton’s writings in a Lenten devotional I’ve been reading. A blessed Sunday to you.

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