Set a soul-strengthening pace

In the spirit of Black Friday . . .

To allow one’s self to be carried away

by a multitude of conflicting concerns,

To surrender to too many demands,

To want to help everyone in everything,

Is to succumb to violence.


Frenzy destroys our inner capacity for peace.

It destroys the fruitfulness of our work

because it kills the root of inner wisdom

which makes work fruitful. (Thomas Merton)

We’re not too old to learn, and every new mile we travel is terrain we can guide others through. If you have the privilege of extra time off these next few days, strengthen your soul.

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