Wednesday, December 21, 2011
How necessary it is for monks to work in the fields,
in the rain, in the sun, in the mud, in the clay,
in the wind: these are our spiritual directors and our novice masters.
They form our contemplation.
They instill virtue into us.
They make us as stable as the land we live in.
You do not get that out of a typewriter.
~ Thomas Merton
from The Intimate Merton
art by van gogh