This is a read am really excited to get into. Titled Thomas Merton: Twentieth-Century Wisdom for Twenty-First-Century Living (New Monastic Library: Resources for Radical Discipleship) I’m excited to explore more on what this blurb writes:
This book explores Merton’s prophetic writings and experience as they offer guidance for spiritual seekers in their search to experience God, to simplify their lives, to live more humanly, and to shape Christian community in the face of alienation, consumerism, noise, and technology. (Lutterworth Press 2012)
I hunger for Christian community in the face of alienation, consumerism, noise, and technology. Noise and distractions chip away at me; entire weeks go by in a flash and I wonder if I can remember anything from them.
Some will say, “That’s how life is, get used to it!” I respond within, “That is an unfortunate way to live; there must be a better way.”
There is. His name is Jesus. I want to pay attention and follow. Merton’s voice has helped in the past and I anticipate his wisdom continuing to be one that helps me pay attention to Jesus.