by ultra monk.....a long distance runner.. 33 years sober...engineer
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Why do I walk alone?
"In the fourth century a.d. the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, Arabia
and Persia were peopled by a race of men.... They sought a way to God
that was uncharted and freely chosen, not inherited from others who had
mapped it out beforehand. They sought a God whom they alone could find,
not one who was 'given' in a set stereotyped form by somebody else."
...Thomas Merton, The Wisdom of the Desert