97

Toward Lent

Thomas Merton is one of the authors I study every morning.  The compilation of many of his journal entries are in a daily devotional format entitled A Year With Thomas Merton.  Here is his entry for today:

“It is on the Cross that God has known us: that He has searched our souls with His compassion and experienced the full extent of (our) capacity for wickedness: it is on the Cross that He has known our exile, and ended it, and brought us home to Him.”

Yes, when our guilt has carried us away from our sense of His presence, we are indeed in exile.  That was once my life: shunned, abandoned, and separated by what seemed like a vast, empty chasm from all that was good.  It was the dawning (or redawning) awareness of His suffering with me, born out of a love that I will never fathom, that ended my exile and led me home.

For all who are in that faraway land of darkness this morning, my prayer is that you’ll see the Cross of Christ as a sign that He knows your homesick pain and is holding out His nail-scarred hand to bring you back.

 

 

 

97 Comments

  1. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though
    you relied on the video to make your point. You
    definitely know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting
    videos to your site when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  2. Hello I am so delighted I found your weblog,
    I really found you by accident, while I was looking on Askjeeve for something else, Nonetheless I am
    here now and would just like to say many thanks for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through
    it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up
    the awesome job.

  3. jungle scout discount

    With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into
    any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My site has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it
    up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any methods to help stop content from being stolen? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  4. jungle scout competitors

    Quality articles is the key to invite the users to pay a quick visit the site, that’s what this web site is providing.

  5. 69ac21 can i take cialis on plane

    [url=http://best-home-decor.com/]generic cialis[/url]

    precio cialis farmacia

    [url=http://cialisouyr.com/]generic cialis[/url]

    5 mg daily cialis cost

    [url=http://genericialisio.com/]online cialis[/url]

  6. 383121 best pharmacy buy viagra

    [url=http://vigraweuy.com/]viagra coupon[/url]

    viagra medicine on sale online

    [url=http://viagrattqq.com/]viagra[/url]

    viagra 50 en lign

    [url=http://viagrayql.com/]viagra[/url]

    viagra brand online

    [url=http://viaggrra.com/] viagra online[/url]

  7. 4bdf21 levitra viagra cialis cost

    [url=http://viagraoier.com/]canadian viagra[/url]

    buy viagra in australia store

    [url=http://viagracahye.com/]online viagra[/url]

    metro credit

    [url=http://loansoloie.com/]faxless payday loans[/url]

    ist viagra rezeptfre

    [url=http://vigraweuy.com/]viagra super active plus[/url]

  8. 6e4721 viagra et alzheime

    [url=http://genviagrarwe.com/]online viagra[/url]

    generic cialis buy uk

    [url=http://cialisooie.com/]online cialis[/url]

    buy europe viagra

    [url=http://viagrawiioq.com/]viagra[/url]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.