Inner Ground of Love


“If the deepest ground of my being is love, then in that very love and nowhere else will I find myself, the world, and my brother and sister in Christ. It is not a question of either or but, of all-in-one. It is not a matter of exclusivity and “purity” but of wholeness, wholeheartedness, unity, and of Meister Eckhart’s, gleichheit (equality) which finds the same ground of love in everything.”                                                                                                        ~Thomas Merton


 Thomas Merton wrote. “We are the primary actors in the formation of our own identities. We create networks of nurturing inter-relationships with our fellow human beings. We affect and are affected by the matrix of nature’s evolution within which we move and have our being. Through this trinity of relationships, we experience communion with the source that underwrites our being in time, the God that energizes our becoming one with everything in that hidden ground of love for which there can be no explanations.”

Father God,
I thank you for the words of Thomas Merton. May we all in some small way be useable instruments for your purposes here on earth. Teach us to trust and put ourselves into your loving hands.

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