The Transylvania Times -

Quiet Time

 

December 9, 2019



I really appreciated Dr. John Campbell’s column entitled “Can Solitude Help with the Impeachment Crisis?” in the Dec. 5 Transylvania Times.

It brought to mind that Dec. 10 marks the 51st anniversary of the accidental death of Thomas Merton, a keen observer of 20th century life from within the cloistered walls of the Abbey of Gethsemani just outside Louisville, Ky.

Merton once opined, “Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.”

All too often, the noise of the world around us distracts us and hides from us the fact that as human...



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