Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I first saw this video when it was posted by my friend Brad Jersak on Facebook. Bishop Kallistos Ware quotes from "Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander" by Thomas Merton, and I believe this Thomas Merton quote can also be found in part, in one on my favorite books "Palace of Nowhere" by James Finley (Amazon - http://ow.ly/nf4tG) and is one of my favorite quotes as well.

"At the center of our being is a point of nothingness, which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point, a spark, which belongs entirely to God.
It's like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven.  It is in everybody!
I have no program to seize this.  It is only given.   But the Gate of Heaven is everywhere!" 
~ Thomas Merton                  


"Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander" by Thomas Merton, Amazon - http://ow.ly/nf3VB