January 11, 2004

A friend just read aloud this great quote from Thomas Merton’s The Seven Storey Mountain. He talks about his boarding school days as a child:

“And Catholics, thousands of Catholics everywhere, have the consummate audacity to weep and complain because God does not hear their prayers for peace, when they have neglected not only His will, but the ordinary dictates of natural reason and prudence, and let their children grow up according to the standards of a civilization of hyenas. ” p.56

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  1. Seven storey mountain…one of my favorites.

  2. danielplanet Says:

    I’ve always intended to get me a copy of that book.  He’s such a seminal figure from what I know.


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