Tag Archives: Thomas Merton

Woman sitting alone in rustic church

The Salvation of Silence

My life is a listening, [God’s] is a speaking. My salvation is to hear and respond. For this, my life must be silent. Hence my silence is my salvation. (Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude) When I was in high school my class took the Armed


Feeling Lost in the Desert

I’ve found your answers to the questions many of us have to be very helpful. Thank you! Although the following has nothing to do with being gay, I hope that you can shed some light on my confusion over a couple of issues. 1) Since

Glasses resting on Bible

Messing Ourselves Up

Ormewood Park Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Ga. When I told my mother I was going to seminary she looked up from her tomato plants long enough to say, “Why do you want to go and mess yourself up like that?” She took advantage of my meager