A 40 Year "Retrospective Journey"


“Be good, keep your feet dry,
your eyes open, your heart at peace
and your soul in the joy of Christ.”
Thomas Merton

December 10, 2008

A Journey Complete

This marks, for me, the end of a significant journey with Thomas Merton. It has definitely been a pilgrimage of discovery and delight! Though this particular stage is over I look forward to Thomas being an ongoing mentor and companion on my own spiritual journey. Indeed, as Merton says of his pilgrimage a few days ago... "the journey is only begun".

Over the next little while I'll be editting this site, adding an index and tags for better navigation, and generally cleaning it up a bit. Then it will remain as a "cyber-memorial" both to Merton's incredible Asian journey and to the tumultuous historical context of his day.

Thanks to all who have visited over the past 8 weeks. It is always nice to have company on a journey! Special thanks to Donald Grayston, who has been a valued guide and companion on this e-pilgrimage (not to mention a great editor!).

Deepest blessings... Rob

"A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No one can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire." Thomas Merton

4 comments:

Buddhist_philosopher said...

And what a beautiful journey it was. Many thanks, Rob.

kabloona said...

I just discovered your blog. I just want to say that I read purchased and read the Asian journal of Thomas Merton about 20 years ago.

Deb said...

Rob, I ave awarded you an "Honest Scrap Award". You can see it at http://blog.abuddhistcatholic.com/?p=523. I really do enjoy your blog ...

Tiber Jumper said...

Dear Pastor Rob:
Thanks for visiting my blog. I will append the blogpost to reflect Sam Miller's misinformation. Ouch!
By the way, I have read Merton, listened to Steppenwolf as a kid and love folk/celtic music. I will keep you in my prayers. If you send me an e mail with your address I will send you a copy of my latest CD, Way to Emmaus.
Your brother in Christ absolutely,
Russ Rentler, M.D.
dobrodoc1 at gmail dot com