Monday, March 5, 2012

A Year With Thomas Merton - March 5

The Sparks of Truth

Fear of man and fear of God cannot coexist in one heart!

The wise follow the path of non-assertion and teach
without words. --Lao Tzu

Beauty and necessity (for me) of the solitary life--apparent in the sparks of truth, small, recurring flashes of a reality that is beyond doubt, momentarily appearing, leading me further on my way. Things that need no explanation and perhaps have none, but which say: "Here! This way!" And with final authority.

It is for them that I will be held responsible. Nothing but immense gratitude! They cancel out my mistakes, weaknesses, evasions, falsifications.

They lead further and further in that direction that has been shown me and to which I am called.

March 2 and 6, 1966, VI.367

1 comment:

  1. 1 John 4.18:

    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.