Finding our place

“Humans have a responsibility to their own time, not as if they could seem to stand outside it and donate various spiritual and material benefits to it from a position of compassionate distance. Humans have a responsibility to find themselves where they are, in their own proper time and place, in the history to which they belong and to which they must inevitably contribute either their response or their evasions, either truth and act, or mere slogan and gesture.”

Thomas Merton

For such a time as this, I have again picked up Margaret (Meg) Wheatley’s little book Perseverance, published in 2010.

It seems the right thing to do. And today, I feel the resonance in her quote from Thomas Merton, Catholic monk, writer and activist.

Because this is finding our place in our time and carrying the questions that will take us there.