Thursday, May 8, 2008
A Look at Thomas Merton
When things get very busy and I feel frazzled I often think... Hmmm... where is the nearest monastery! I could use a monastic break! This is probably not that uncommon and in the busy world we live in I am sure I am not alone! A cool alternative to going to a monastery is to dive into the writings of some of the great monastic writers. Thomas Merton surely fits the bill. If you haven't read Seven Storey Mountain then I hope you do at some point! It is a book that most Catholics read during the 1960's and 70's and is still powerful today! I hope you look it up and give it a shot. I am sure you will enjoy it! Happy reading! God bless!