On communion

“Where men live huddled together without true communication, there seems to be greater sharing, and a more genuine communion. But this is not communion, only immersion in the general meaninglessness of countless slogans and cliches repeated over and over again so that in the end one listens without hearing and responds without thinking.

The constant din of empty words and machine noises, the endless booming of loudspeakers end by making true communication and true communion almost impossible. 

Each individual in the mass is insulated by thick layers of insensibility. He doesn’t care, he doesn’t hear, he doesn’t think. He does not act, he is pushed. He does not think, he secretes cliches.”

– Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

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~ by tdcatss on December 30, 2015.

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