Wednesday, June 01, 2005

What's My Word?

While I was getting ready to teach last weekend's retreat, I came across this quote from Thomas Merton from Seeds of Contemplation. This is part of what I'm chewing on these days:

God utters me like a word containing a partial thought of Himself. A word will never be able to comprehend the Voice that utters it. But, if I am true to the concept God utters in me, if I am true to the thought in Him I was meant to embody, I shall be full of His actuality and find Him everywhere in myself....

I suppose what I'm wondering is this: what is my word? What is the one word, the one idea about God's character and nature that he is trying to communicate to the world through me?