"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Something to consider...

"St. Poeman the Great relates that a certain monk, carried away by zeal, was subjected to the following temptation.  He saw another monk lying with a woman.  For a long time he wrestled with the thought that urged him to stop them from sinning.  At last he gave them a kick with his foot shouting: 'Stop it!'  Suddenly he realized that it was only two sheaves of palm branches." - Counsels For the Spiritual Life of Monks


  1. I love the Desert Fathers. Merton's collection of their sayings is my favorite.


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