The Radiant Light Within

Series: 
Journey to Oneness
Week: 
11

Journey to Oneness are wisdom words from Fr. Thomas Keating spoken during the filming of his last DVD series That We May Be One in July 2016. Some are included in the series; others are from footage published here for the first time. A new word will be posed every Monday throughout the year. May they serve to inspire hope and lift your heart.

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English Transcript: 

The human race is one species and completely interconnected and interrelated. And so, it is one already, we just do not think so or experience it. But some people have, like Merton in the street in Louisville had this vision of the light that the Hindus speak of and the unquenchable presence of God within. He saw that light up in all the people on the street and he could not help loving them all. Of course, it did not last, like no vision lasts, but sometimes God grants these insights that will become permanent later on and orientate us in that direction or give us a huge boost or thrust in the transformative process.

Spanish Transcript: 

La luz radiante dentro nuestro

La raza humana es una especie completamente interconectada e interrelacionada. Ya es una, aunque no lo pensemos ni lo experimentemos. Pero algunas personas sí lo han hecho, como Merton en la calle en Louisville, que tuvo esta visión de la luz de la que hablan los hindúes, y de la inextinguible presencia de Dios en el interior. Vio esa luz brillando en todas las personas que caminaban en la calle, y no pudo evitar amarlas a todas. Por supuesto, no duró, como no dura ninguna visión, pero a veces Dios nos da esos vislumbres que más adelante se volverán permanentes y que nos orientan en esa dirección, o que nos dan un fuerte impulso en el proceso de la transformación.

 

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Journey to Oneness