The Wake Up Call –
31 January 2013
Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…
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“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.”
– Thomas Merton, born on this day in 1915.
*** Books by Thomas Merton
Poem of the Day: The Biography by Thomas Merton
“We who were formerly no people at all, and who knew of no peace, are now called to be…a church…of peace. True Christians do not know vengeance. They are the children of peace. Their hearts overflow with peace. Their mouths speak peace, and they walk in the way of peace.” – Menno Simons, Anabaptist leader, who died on this day in 1561 (quote via Kurt Willems)
- The Other Journal: Beautiful new poem by Tania Runyan on prayer.
Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!