There's No Need to Make Anything of Yourself


A good deal of our misery comes from not feeling like our lives are turning out the way we'd planned.

But Jesus--and mystics like Thomas Merton--strongly encourage us that we're on the wrong track when we look at our lives through that lens. Instead, they suggest an entirely different perspective on what we're up to that offers a new opportunity for enjoying our days, experiencing God, and finding the kind of meaning we'd been wanting.

Mentioned on this podcast:

John 15:5; Matthew 6:33

Thomas Merton "Seasons of Love," from the musical Rent

A book which addresses similar questions: The Practicing Mind, by Thomas M. Sterner