We are one

“As long as one person on this earth suffers, you suffer too. It must be so or there is no validity to living in a place like this. A person does not go to a monastery to escape from the suffering of the world. We enter a monastery [or spiritual life] to discover that our own suffering is not (strictly speaking) our own. It does not belong to us. Rather, our individual suffering, is the suffering of the whole human family manifesting itself in and as our experience of it.” (Thomas Merton in a conversation with James Finley)

7-8-2016 10-20-15 PM

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About David Morrison

I've lived here at the community with Marsha, my wife, since its founding in 2003. I serve in various ways from pastoral care to landscape maintenance; from coffee brewing to bar keeping.

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