In this time of change

In a time of drastic change one can be too preoccupied with what is ending or too obsessed with what seems to be beginning. In either case one loses touch with the present and with its obscure but dynamic possibilities. You do not need to know what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and embrace them with courage, faith and hope.

In such an event, courage is the authentic form taken by love.

Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

One thought on “In this time of change

  1. This seems to reflect Thomas Merton’s interest and study of Eastern religions…I read Seven Story Mountain many years ago, and really enjoyed it.

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