Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are
not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
This is the most important of all voyages of discovery.
I think about the World, and all of the divisiveness and separation, and all of the time and energy and resources that are used up in sustaining that separation and division, using religion and culture and a myriad of other tools.
And I think: it is all a metaphor for this inner abyss from ourselves of which Merton speaks. The division and separation we feel within ourselves and from ourselves lies at the root.
Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the Truth will set you free.”
I pray for this knowledge of this Truth for us all.
p.s. Today would have been my parents’ 70th wedding anniversary. It is good to think of them.