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Mercy and Love

In order to know and love God as He is, we must have God dwelling in us in a new way, not only in His creative power but in His mercy. Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation. Nothing I could do would ever be enough to make the dead-wood live. Though the wind and rain sever bright leaves, tender blossoms from the cherry tree, and the birds themselves fly from my anger, I know I could never make it right, though with tears I flood, nourish with a broken heart’s blood I am powerless. Yet still these bruised stems, thicken and split to bud, spill green life, fill the earth with mercy and love.

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