I’ve mentioned Thomas Merton recently. Merton is a continuing influence in my life as I try to live out a kind of “Christian Humanism” (a topic I need to return to more often.)
Merton’s idea of the spiritual life underwent a major change one afternoon in Louisville when he realized he was a member of the human family, and his fellow humans were charged with the glory of God. It freed him from a spiritual confinement of looking for God in the monastery alone, and sent him on a writing mission of engagement with the world.
Here’s a previous IM post on Merton’s epiphany and how it relates to the spirituality of today’s evangelical churches.
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