Monthly Archive: March 2008

To Touch, to Hear, to Live, to Play

To Touch, to Hear, to Live, to Play

A year or two ago, I started writing a post about falling in love at first meeting. You know, you meet somebody, and in just a minute or two, you feel a connection in your soul, and you think, “I love this person.” Well, the reveal...

Merton Monday 03

A Catholic poet should be an apostle by being first of all a poet, not try to be a poet by being first of all an apostle. For if he presents himself to people as a poet, he is going to be judged as a poet...

“Ya Got Enough Nice Pictures?”

“Ya Got Enough Nice Pictures?”

Several times, I’ve seen all but the first fifteen minutes or so of the movie Meet Joe Black. It’s one of those weird things; I’ve never seen the beginning, but every time I come in on the movie in progress, I have to sit and watch...

Merton Monday 02

If a writer is so cautious that he never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he will never write anything that can be read. If you want to help other people you have got to make up your mind to write things that some men will...

Merton Monday 01

If you write for God you will reach many men and bring them joy. If you write for men—you may make some money and you may give someone a little joy and you may make a noise in the world, for a little while. If you...