Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April 24, 2010

While looking at the violets
growing along a path into the woods,
I noticed this small insect
making its way into the flower's interior
... seeking a place of solitude.

“It is almost impossible to overestimate
the value of true humility
and its power in the spiritual life.
For the beginning of humility
is the beginning of blessedness
and the consummation of humility
is the perfection of all joy.
Humility contains in itself the answer
to all the great problems
of the life of the soul.
It is the only key to faith,
with which the spiritual life begins:
for faith and humility are inseparable.
In perfect humility all selfishness disappears
and your soul no longer lives
for itself or in itself for God:
and it is lost and submerged in Him
and transformed into Him.”
- Thomas Merton

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