Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Only God

Thomas Merton
"We must all seek the God only we can find.”
"Seek the Lord your God, and you will find him if you search after him with all your heart and soul” (Deuteronomy 4:29).
"We must in all things seek God. But we do not seek God the way we seek a lost object, a “thing.” God is present to us in our heart, in our personal subjectivity, and to seek God is to recognize this fact. Yet we cannot be aware of it as a reality unless God reveals his presence to us. God does not reveal himself simply in our own heart but also in the Church, in the community of believers, in the communion of those who trust him and love him. Seeking God is not just an operation of the intellect, or even a contemplative illumination of the mind. We seek God by striving to surrender ourselves to God whom we do not see, but who is in all things and through all things and above all things."
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1 comment:

  1. For some striving is the impediment - ... not sure striving allows surrender, though it might exhaust so allowing happens. At least, now, for me, striving has exhausted itself. Not making any claim as to why, just that I cannot even strive to strive anymore.

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