keeping still

..the true contemplative is not the one who prepares his mind for a particular message that he wants or expects to hear, but who remains empty because he knows that he can never expect or anticipate the word that will transform his darkness into light. …

He waits on the Word of God in silence, and when he is “answered,” it is not so much by a word that bursts into his silence. It is by his silence itself suddenly, inexplicably revealing itself to him as a word of great power, full of the voice of God. – Thomas Merton

Flawless Camellia

I think God’s dream for us is to be flawless as this camellia. If only we’ll allow him to have a free hand on us … which can happen when the heart is still.


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