Richard G. Petty, MD

Serving Two Masters

Thomas Merton.jpg

Most of us spend our lives serving not just two, but multiple masters. If we really want to step out on the spiritual path we have to start to change that, otherwise the path will likely remain an intellectual interest, and it’s hard to make much progress. Nobody’s going to deny that it can be difficult to make changes when we are being pulled in multiple directions at once, but ultimately it is well worth doing!

“A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.”

–Thomas Merton (French-born American Trappist Monk and Writer, 1915-1968)   

“Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form” (Basil Pennington)

logo logo logo logo logo logo