Sunday, February 08, 2009

"To turn and put away"

Meaningful words I read during morning prayers this week. Words that I tried to carry with me each day this week....words that remain meaningful to me this Sunday a.m.

" turn aside from controversy and put away heavy loads of judgment and censorship and criticism and the whole burden of opinions that I have no obligation to carry."

Have a wonderful day and may the burden of unnecessary opinions be lifted from your heart and mind!

Quote from Thomas Merton A Book of Hours


  1. Years ago, I had a boyfriend who was, to say the least, opinionated. About everything, all the time.
    Someone I met up with after a while enquired of me drily "And how is your friend with the views?".
    I think he would have welcomed these words!

  2. tess--do you think he would welcome them or (possibly more likely) would those around him like for him to welcome them? just wondering.

    SS--great words for a sacred life sunday!

  3. Spouse asked today how I'd done putting aside etc. this week....I find that I still have the judgments but am becoming more aware of "having those unneccessary to the world in any way" and just being aware that I DON"T have to spew forth....etc. makes a difference in me - hopefully@:)He seemed to think that "in his humble judgment that was a good thing:)"

  4. Love that quote. Speaks to where I have been trying to live. peace.

  5. L - and peace to you also! Great to have you visit here.