The spiritual life is first of all a life. It is not merely something to be known and studied, it is to be lived.
~ Thomas Merton (page 45 of The Echo Within by Robert Benson)
Jesus lived the ordinary life of the men of His time, in order to sanctify the ordinary lives of men of all time. If we want to be spiritual, then, let us first of all live our lives.
~ Thomas Merton (page 107 of The Echo Within by Robert Benson)
[TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to sign up for our Book Giveaway! On Monday, April 20th, 2009, I will announce the winner of the drawing for a free copy of The Echo Within. To enter the drawing you must be an email subscriber to this blog. To subscribe to receive The Cruciform Life Blog by email, go to the top of the side bar on the right of this page and click on the “RECEIVE BY EMAIL” link. I will draw one winner from a list of all of my email subscribers on Sunday, April 19th, 2009, and then post the results at 12am on Monday. Once I’ve made contact with the winner and have verified a shipping address, I will have the book signed by Robert Benson and shipped to them.]