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  • Thomas Merton
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  • 04 March 2020
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Thomas Merton ï 6 read free read The Seven Storey Mountain ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB E of the most demanding Catholic orders the Trappist monks At the Abbey of Gethsemani the four walls of my new freedom Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world but only after he has fully immersed himself in it At the ab. I finally read Thomas Merton s Seven Story Mountain Mostly out of obligation because if you tell anyone you ve read Merton they ask if you ve read Seven Story Mountain First one neat story Merton was at Cambridge studying sociology economics history 196 On Merton s first day of school he accidentally seated himself in a class on the works of Shakespeare So he got up then sat back down stayed Later that day he went to the registrar and officially added the course Here s what he said about itThe material of literature and especially of drama is chiefly human acts that is free acts moral acts And as a matter of fact literature drama poetry make certain statements about these acts that can be made in no other way 197 Merton describes a sort of progressive conversion first mind heart will body imagination He sampled several religious orders and eventually became a Trappist Monk He explains about these monastic orders Fransicians Benedictines Of course the Trappists have a reputation for being most extreme in terms of penance and discipline they grow their own food make their own shoes fast for than half of every year Second only to the Carthusians who are basically hermits But there weren t any Carthusians in North America so Merton had to settle for the Trappists Here s what I ve learned about the seven stories It s not a story of how he rose to higher ranks in the faith The stories represent 7 layers of sinfullness and how he rose through them finally reaching the point where it was possible to be savedOf course when you read a Trappist monk say that he s led a horribly undisciplined and shallow life you start to feel pretty miserable But I took away a few new ideas Merton tells a story about his childhood He had a little brother John Paul who always wanted to be with his older brother Of course being older Merton would send him away And he carried incredible guilt about this 26 Then there s this great sceneneighbourhood gang is out front the boys are kicked out the back door they sneak to safety Then John Paul comes bravely walking down the center it s disinterested love Merton said We did not chase him away I love that he only implied the metaphor the image of Christ walking bravely toward the cross because we were on the opposite side I don t think this first point was said directly but the implication was strong enough that it sent me back searching for a direct passage It s this we sometimes talk about ourselves as being divided We believe one thing but act in another way Don t know why Merton suggests that there s no disagreement We act according to what we believe The seclusion of monastics is evidence that they believe prayer is effective than works Secondly we have basic desires not just sinful ones but for comfort food success and we act according to what we want Merton says it s an illusion that we can act without self interest we can act without serving our desires 224 What it boils down to is this it s all about converting your will converting your intentions Sometimes that means going without fasting etc Here s a cool idea Union with God How does that happen Is that when you re singing the worship song so hard there s sweat dripping and you acsend into some sort of spiritual euphoria Merton says that from a physical point of view it s impossible We are matter and God is spirit You can t join those Except when it comes to your intentions basically your will If you can conform your will to God s that s unity 253 407 Which is better the active life or the interior life Which best serves God activity teaching soup kitchens delivering aid to Indonesia building churches or a life cloistering yourself away from the world centred in contemplation and prayer in isolation mostly The answer would seem obvious that we re called to be working I ve never understood the rationale of a monastery How could my time spent along in reading writing thinking prayer help anyone else Of course I ve always felt a bit guilty because my preference is usually to be left alone and it s pretty selfish and all Anyhow Merton presented a way to redeem my antisociallness It works like this If and this is a weighty if if we really believe in the mystical body of Christ that in reality we are one person with many parts then when one of us reads thinks learns writes prays it does serve the rest Merton claims that the reason God hasn t destroyed the US is because a little Trappist monastery tucked away in the hills of Kentucky I don t think he s far off 454It s not a matter of trying to share each other s joys and sorrows unity isn t something to achieve it s not a metaphor it s a spiritual reality This tied togetherness is what I love most about the faith It s what I love about Christian community and about the school where I teach You see it in something as simple as curriculum sharing It makes sense Because if we do believe in the mystical body of Christ there isn t room for competition jealousy hoarding Because if one person advances if one of us does well then it really does help the rest That one uality is so obviously lacking in the world And it works both ways Here I ll soap box for just a minute When Christian leaders kill 100000 civilians in Ira it really does hurt the rest of the world When a colleague ends her career amid scandal it s not just sympathy pains it s real pain Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives up then sat back down stayed Later that day he went to the registrar and officially added the course Here s what he said about itThe material of literature and especially of drama is chiefly human acts that is free acts moral acts And as a matter of fact literature drama poetry make certain statements about these acts that can be made in no other way 197 Merton describes a sort of progressive conversion first mind heart will body imagination He sampled several religious orders and eventually became a Trappist Monk He explains about these monastic orders Fransicians Benedictines Of course the Trappists have a reputation for being most extreme in terms of penance and discipline they grow their own food make their own shoes fast for than half of every year Second only to the Carthusians who are basically hermits But there weren t any Carthusians in North America so Merton had to settle for the Trappists Here s what I ve learned about the seven stories It s not a story of how he rose to higher ranks in the faith The stories represent 7 layers of sinfullness and how he rose through them finally reaching the point where it was possible to be savedOf course when you read a Trappist monk say that he s led a horribly Shadowspell Academy The Culling Trials undisciplined and shallow life you start to feel pretty miserable But I took away a few new ideas Merton tells a story about his childhood He had a little brother John Paul who always wanted to be with his older brother Of course being older Merton would send him away And he carried incredible guilt about this 26 Then there s this great sceneneighbourhood gang is out front the boys are kicked out the back door they sneak to safety Then John Paul comes bravely walking down the center it s disinterested love Merton said We did not chase him away I love that he only implied the metaphor the image of Christ walking bravely toward the cross because we were on the opposite side I don t think this first point was said directly but the implication was strong enough that it sent me back searching for a direct passage It s this we sometimes talk about ourselves as being divided We believe one thing but act in another way Don t know why Merton suggests that there s no disagreement We act according to what we believe The seclusion of monastics is evidence that they believe prayer is effective than works Secondly we have basic desires not just sinful ones but for comfort food success and we act according to what we want Merton says it s an illusion that we can act without self interest we can act without serving our desires 224 What it boils down to is this it s all about converting your will converting your intentions Sometimes that means going without fasting etc Here s a cool idea Union with God How does that happen Is that when you re singing the worship song so hard there s sweat dripping and you acsend into some sort of spiritual euphoria Merton says that from a physical point of view it s impossible We are matter and God is spirit You can t join those Except when it comes to your intentions basically your will If you can conform your will to God s that s Alligators, Monsters & Cool School Poems unity 253 407 Which is better the active life or the interior life Which best serves God activity teaching soup kitchens delivering aid to Indonesia building churches or a life cloistering yourself away from the world centred in contemplation and prayer in isolation mostly The answer would seem obvious that we re called to be working I ve never Prime Suspect 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spiritual reality This tied togetherness is what I love most about the faith It s what I love about Christian community and about the school where I teach You see it in something as simple as curriculum sharing It makes sense Because if we do believe in the mystical body of Christ there isn t room for competition jealousy hoarding Because if one person advances if one of The A List DietFitness Plan us does well then it really does help the rest That one Stepping Stones uality is so obviously lacking in the world And it works both ways Here I ll soap box for just a minute When Christian leaders kill 100000 civilians in Ira it really does hurt the rest of the world When a colleague ends her career amid scandal it s not just sympathy pains it s real pain

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Thomas Merton ï 6 read free read The Seven Storey Mountain ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Bey he wrote this extraordinary testament a uniue spiritual autobiography that has been recognized as one of the most influential religious works of our time Translated into than twenty languages it has touched millions of lives ?. Reading Merton s autobiography almost tempts me to become a Catholic As a Protestant there are elements of Catholic theology that I could never affirm but Merton an excellent spokesman gives the reader a sense of the aesthetic beauty and solemnity of the Catholic faith that us pragmatist Protestants sorely lack We are casual and friendly with God where they are formal and filled with awe There is probably a right balance in our response to God here and Merton s book offered me the vicarious pleasure of receiving a communion with some sense of ritual gravity or of reading the lives of saints that we can call our own Most of the book concerns Merton s life prior to entering Gethsemeni a Trappist monastery What is incredible about Merton is that his unbelieving life is sinful in only an average way but his reaction to that life is to look on it with the dismissiveness a child might reserve for a broken toy Though he doesn t put it in these exact terms he finds sinfulness in the careless consumerism of American culture in his own need to be recognized as a good writer and in his own inherent laziness and aimlessness It is refreshing to read a man so repentant over things that most of us would or less take for granted He did not at least as he tells it end up on drugs or with a million women He was an ordinarily intelligent young man who realized that his life was a meaningless exercise in temporal existence without God The Undefeated uniue spiritual autobiography that has been recognized as one of the most influential religious works of our time Translated into than twenty languages it has touched millions of lives ?. Reading Merton s autobiography almost tempts me to become a Catholic As a Protestant there are elements of Catholic theology that I could never affirm but Merton an excellent spokesman gives the reader a sense of the aesthetic beauty and solemnity of the Catholic faith that Po Wieku Teatru Wybrzeze us pragmatist Protestants sorely lack We are casual and friendly with God where they are formal and filled with awe There is probably a right balance in our response to God here and Merton s book offered me the vicarious pleasure of receiving a communion with some sense of ritual gravity or of reading the lives of saints that we can call our own Most of the book concerns Merton s life prior to entering Gethsemeni a Trappist monastery What is incredible about Merton is that his Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives us would or less take for granted He did not at least as he tells it end Shadowspell Academy The Culling Trials up on drugs or with a million women He was an ordinarily intelligent young man who realized that his life was a meaningless exercise in temporal existence without God

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Thomas Merton ï 6 read free read The Seven Storey Mountain ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB One of the most famous books ever written about a man’s search for faith and peace The Seven Storey Mountain tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man who at the age of twenty six takes vows in on. The first part of this book was painfully slow at times yet interesting Then in the second part after Merton was baptized WHOOOOSHH off we went And I was spellbound til the end Its impossible to summarize this book and there are many reviews out there for everyone to peruse So I ll simply uote a few of my favorite passages in the bookAs a newly baptized Catholic I found this passage incredibly beautiful and accurate I had come like the Jews through the Red Sea of Baptism I was entering into a desert a terribly easy and convenient desert with all the trials tempered to my weakness where I would have a chance to give God great glory by simply trusting and obeying Him and walking in the way that was not according to my own nature and my own judgement And it would lead me to a land I could not imagine or understand It would be a land that was not like the land of Egypt from which I had come out the land of human nature blinded and fettered by perversity and sin It would be a land in which the work of man s hands and man s ingenuity counted for little or nothing but where God would direct all things and where I would be expected to act so much and so closely under His guidance that it would be as if He thought with my mind and if He willed with my will It was to this that I was called It was for this that I had been created It was for this Christ had died on the Cross and for this that I was now baptized and had within me the living Christ melting me into Himself in the fires of His love This was the call that came to me with my Baptism bringing with it a most appalling responsibility if I failed to answer it p 248All that is necessary to be a saint is to want to be one Don t you believe that God will make you what He created you to be if you will consent to let Him do it All you have to do is desire it p 260Our happiness consists in sharing the happiness of God the perfection of His unlimited freedom the perfection of His love What has to be healed in us is our true nature made in the likeness of God What we have to learn is love The healing and the learning are the same thing for at the very core of our essence we are constituted in God s likeness by our freedom and the exercise of that freedom is nothing else but the exercise of disinterested love the love of God for His own sake because He is God The beginning of love is truth and before He will give us His love God must cleanse our souls of the lies that are in them And the most effective way of detaching us from ourselves is to make us detest ourselves as we have made ourselves by sin in order that we may love Him reflected in our souls as He has re made them by His love That is the meaning of the contemplative life and the sense of all the apparently meaningless little rules and observances and fasts and obediences and penances and humiliations and labors that go to make up the routine of existence in a contemplative monastery they all serve to remind us of what we are and Who God is that we may get sick of the sight of ourselves and turn to Him and in the end we will find Him in ourselves in our own purified natures which have become the mirror of His tremendous Goodness and of His endless love p 410 11