February 21, 2005

A Moment in Eternity

The lightening flashes from east to west, illuminating the whole horizon and striking where it pleases, and at the same instant liberty of God flashes in the depths of a man’s soul, and he is illumined. At that moment he sees that, though he seems to be in the middle of his journey, he has already arrived at the end. Although he is a traveler in time, he has opened his eyes for a moment in eternity.

Thomas Merton

1 comment:

Jon said...

So shall the coming of the Son of Man be...

"Son of Man"--I think of that title as being evolutionary--what comes after egoic humankind.