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A No I Project

Series: 
Love Matters
Week: 
13

Love Matters are wisdom words from Fr. Thomas Keating spoken during the filming of the new series God is Love: The Heart of All Creation. Some are included in the series; others are from footage published here for the first time. A new word will be posted every Monday throughout the year. May they serve to inspire hope and lift your heart.

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English Transcript: 

So, in a sense, it’s a “no-I” kind of project and I don’t, by God’s grace, hang on to anything I’ve done. I appreciate all the people I’ve worked with and so on but now they’re in God’s hands and the work itself is really not my work; I was just trying to help or contribute modestly to the renewal of the contemplative tradition. If it’s gone farther than I expected, that’s not me, that’s the Spirit that has moved it along and, hopefully, will move it farther in my evolutionary theological vision that I’ve accepted at this point with a certain amount of lightness of touch so that I can … integrate new things or I can recognize exaggerations and so on.

Spanish Transcript: 

Un proyecto “sin-yo

Así que, en cierto sentido, es un proyecto del tipo “sin-yo”, ya que por la gracia de Dios no me apego a nada que haya hecho. Tengo aprecio por todas las personas con las que he trabajado, pero ahora están en las manos de Dios, y la obra misma ya no es mi obra en realidad. Solo estaba tratando de ayudar o contribuir modestamente a la renovación de la tradición contemplativa. Si ha tenido una repercusión mucho mayor que la esperada no he sido yo, es el Espíritu que la ha guiado y tengo la esperanza de que la seguirá guiando según mi visión teológica evolutiva,  la que acepto ahora más livianamente para poder integrar nuevas cosas, o reconocer exageraciones. 

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God Is Love