Thomas Merton: ‘Stable As The Land’

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, ed. Patrick Hart and Jonathan Montaldo (HarperCollins, 1999, p. 80)

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