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Lively discussion on salvation last week!  Think about all of the different contexts and meanings of the word in your life.  We heard much about experiences in other churches, at other times in life, and how that shaped some part of who we are today.

And, as usual, we ran out of time.  So this week, we return to the discussion of Christian salvation.  I have been reading (trying to read) the renowned Catholic theologian/monk Thomas Merton this Lent, and found this passage of his from No Man is an Island (1955). 

See how this gibes with how you think of salvation.  What does it capture?  Leave out?

Finally, here’s another Merton quote from the same work, also touching on salvation:

“One who is content with what he has, and who accepts the fact that he inevitably misses very much in life, is far better off than one who has…

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