proportionate – 3/15/14

In the economy of divine charity we have only as much as we give. But we are called upon to give as much as we have, and more: as much as we are. So the measure of our love is theoretically without limit. The more we desire to give ourselves in charity, the more charity we will have to give. And the more we give the more truly we shall be. For the Lord endows us with a being proportionate to the giving for which we are destined. – Merton, No Man is an Island

 

[Good for Lent. Silence = charity. I know charity is a loaded term for many, but let it include an openness to receiving as well as giving, humility taking the door off the hinges altogether.]

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