Sunday, October 11, 2009

Abbey Bells

"Bells are meant to remind us that God alone is good, that we belong to Him, that we are not living for this world.

"They break in upon our cares in order to remind us that all things pass away and that our preoccupations are not important.

"They speak to us of our freedom, which responsibilities and transient cares make us forget.

"They are the voice of our alliance with the God of heaven.

"They tell us that we are His true temple. They call us to peace with Him within ourselves."

- Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

*Image St. Joesph's Abbey 2009 @bjm

1 comment:

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I love the sound of church bells. Unfortunately, not heard so much these days.

There's a church near us and sometimes, when the wind is in the right direction, you can hear them practicing playing the church bells - especially in winter evenings.

God bless.