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Author QuotedGaston Brillet
Title QuotedMeditations on the Old Testament
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/10/09
QuotationThere is a rather good book by Brillet, Meditations on the Old Testament . In fact it is in four volumes. As a meditation book it is not extraordinary but it does tie up meditation with the reading of the Scriptures. Since the Scriptures are the word of God they are certainly the ideal way of opening up a meditative approach to Our Lord, dialogue, response and communion with Him in faith, hope and love. And that is what meditation is. Since there is so much richness and solid meat in the Scriptures, and since reading of the Scriptures tends to be objective and simple, meditation on them can also preserve us from too much self-conscious and reflexive activity.
Quotation SourceThe School of Charity: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Renewal and Spiritual Direction.; Selected and edited by Brother Patrick Hart. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1990, p. 140
Letter toSister Helen Jean Seidel, s.l.
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