|—||Thomas Merton, journal entry, 1950|
|—||Thomas Merton, journal entry, 1949|
|—||Thomas Merton, journal entry 1949|
I will be taking some time off and won’t be blogging for a while. Fortunately, enough of my “blog staff” will be around to continue Merton Monday through July so check in for that.
I trust that Christendom and the hundreds of thousands of readers of this blog around the world, from every tribe, and in every time zone will survive until I return in mid-August.
"Anyone who seeks a more perfect union should begin by seeking the perfection of their own soul. Anyone who would save their country should first look to save themselves. ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all of these things will be added to you.’ " - Ross Douthat
|—||Ross Douthat is a columnist for The New York Times.|
Here is an interesting take on how to celebrate the 4th of July as a Christian. It is written by Pastor Mark Ralls who is a Methodist Pastor in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Some Christians love to make the country the faith, while others tend to be rather cynical when it comes to faith and country. Ralls draws upon the example of Moravian Christians for something to think about.
A church in Florida centered its service on Sunday around praying for LeBron James, the superstar of the basketball Miami Heat, to re-sign with the team.
Not making this up folks. See it here.
This is one of the reasons the church is in such an impoverished condition. So glad to see we have our priorities straight. Must have been tremendously spiritually nourishing.
We have a new Director for The Mount and her name is Melissa Dolloff.
Read more at www.mountolympuschurch.tumblr.com
|—||Thomas Merton, journal entry, 1948|