"The dread of being open to the ideas of others generally comes from our hidden insecurity about our own convictions. We fear that we may be 'converted' - or perverted - by a pernicious doctrine. On the other hand, if we are mature and objective in our open-mindedness, we may find that viewing things from a basically different perspective - that of our adversary - we discover our own truth in a new light and are able to understand our own ideal more realistically."
Monday, August 20, 2012
Merton and the Non-Violence of Listening
- Thomas Merton, "Blessed are the Meek: The Christian Roots of Nonviolence"