No thought of my own.

There are times when I’m just too tired, and this is one of them. I had nightmares last night (thanks, PTSD. I love you too) and the day has passed in the vagueness of exhaustion. Although it did involve strawberries, and choir rehearsal, and I also bought a string of purple, blue and white bobbles to hang in my flat. So the day wasn’t a total loss.

But I’m too tired to come up with anything remotely intelligent. So my go-to guy in this situation is Thomas Merton; here he is:

“…At the centre of our being is a point untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a spark which belongs entirely to God inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will. This little point is the glory of God in us blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody, and if we cold see it we would see billions of points of light coming together that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life vanish completely…”

Would that we could all keep sight of our own true selves, that spark which is the glory of God blazing within us. Would that we could all keep sight of that glory in each other. What would the world be like then?

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