Thomas Merton Quote: A Guide to the Perplexed

24 Sep

Here is a short spiritual aphorism from Thomas Merton that I am mulling over this day, a day when the swelling tide of life makes me feel as if I am being tossed about:

“God makes us ask ourselves questions most often

when he intends to resolve them.

He gives us needs that He alone can satisfy

and awakens capacities that He means to fulfill.

Any perplexity is liable to be a spiritual gestation,

leading to a new birth and mystical generation.”

— Thomas Merton from his “Signs of Jonas”


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