Everything is yours, but .. …

Brighton Beach Lovers series © Stewart Weir 2006
Brighton Beach Lovers series © Stewart Weir 2006

“The situation of the soul in contemplation is something like the situation of Adam and Eve in paradise. Everything is yours, but on one infinitely important condition: that it is all given. There is nothing that you can claim, nothing that you can demand, nothing that you can take. And as soon as you try to take something as if it were your own you lose your Eden”.  – Thomas Merton

 

 

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