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We do not detach ourselves from things in order to attach ourselves to God, but rather we become detached from ourselves in order to see and use all things in and for God (New Seeds, 21). In chapter four in New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton, reflects on the human person’s interaction with nature and creation. We’ll recall in the post, Unity of All Things In the Love of Christ, we reflected on the contemplatives call to empty ourselves into the love of others in Christ. In this chapter, Merton reflects on the contemplatives emptying of self in order to be in right relation with the beauty of all creation. God looked at ever...Read More