Spirituality for Today – June 2010 – Volume 14, Issue 11

Thought for the Month
Christ is Present

By Thomas Merton, (1915-1968)

A photo of Christ on the cross

Into this world,
this demented inn,
in which there is absolutely no room for him at all,
Christ has come uninvited.
But because he cannot be at home in it,
because he is out of place in it,
and yet he must be in it,
his place is with those others who do not belong,
who are rejected by power,
because they are regarded as weak,
those who are discredited,
who are denied the status of persons, tortured, exterminated.
With those for whom there is no room,
Christ is present in this world.