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The liberty of the universe


Upon our hope, therefore, depends the liberty of the whole universe. Because our hope is the pledge of a new heaven and a new earth, in which all things will be what they were meant to be.

— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island, Sentences on Hope


If my hope

Is the toe hold

The universe needs

To stay on the face

Of liberty;

Though barely a seam,

May it remain

As steadfast

As the One

Who made it

The anchor

Of my soul.


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One reply on “The liberty of the universe”

Hope is our toehold, indeed. It is the crevice, the seam we wedge our self into as the wrath of the evil one sandblasts the surface with disease, catastrophe and the vileness of humanity. The Lord allows this as the consequence of our choice, but God forbid that we confuse the wrath of Satan with the righteous wrath of the Lord. We remember the rainbow as God’s promise to repress His wrath until the time of His choosing when His Son will judge the world.

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