•But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, and those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever. (Daniel 12:3)
•You will show me the path to life, fullness of joys in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever. (Psalm 16:11)
•For by one offering he has made perfect forever those who are being consecrated. (Hebrews 10:14)
•Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Mark 19:31)
•Is there a place or activity in your life where you shine?
•Is there a place of activity in your spiritual life where you rest in the Word of God?
•Is there a community of disciples where you meet Jesus and become Christ for others?
We must long to learn the secret of our own nothingness (not Godís secret first of all, but our own secret). But God alone can show us or own secret. Once we see it, we can seek to receive His love into our hearts, and we can desire to become like him. Indeed, by His love we can begin to become like ourselvesthat is, we can find our on true selves, for we are made in his image and likeness. (Thomas Merton)11
Nouwen, Henri J.M., Encounters With Merton
, Crossroads: New York, 1972, 1981, p. 36.
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