Friday, May 2, 2014

Recognizing the Present

"In a time of drastic change one can be too preoccupied with what is ending or too obsessed with what seems to be beginning. In either case one loses touch with the present and with its obscure but dynamic possibilities. What really matters is openness, readiness, attention, courage to face risk. You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope. In such an event, courage is the authentic form of love." 

-Thomas Merton 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Tarrin McDonald. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am also glad to stop by your blog "This Then is Life" and the post on it " Recognizing the Present". Very thoughtful quote which explains the title of your post. Well I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 35yrs in the great city of MUMBAI, INDIA a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai on a short / long term missions trip to work with us in the slums of Mumbai amongst poorest of poor to share the good news of Jesus and to give them new hope, life and future. We would love to have you come with your friends to work with us and also experience change. My email id is : dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon.