James Finley, Ph.D. lived as a monk at the cloistered Trappist monastery of the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, where the world-renowned monk and author, Thomas Merton, was his spiritual director.
Imagine, for a moment, just sit with the idea that you are the generosity of God. It’s mind blowing…
You are God’s creation, made to be a receiver of God, of life itself. To be graced over and over, loved on and on, enlightened to God time and again. This is hard to believe in times of struggle and death for often it appears and feels like life and death are wrestling for control…but perhaps it is less like hand-to-hand combat and more like the allowance of one another. I have noticed, and perhaps you have also, that life lets on to death lets on to life in so many ways. The loss of a job that brings new opportunity; the loss of a loved one that reminds us and reinvigorates the importance of family, and the surrender of self to allow God are a few things that come to mind.
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