For Whom There is No Room

For my friend, CM:

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,
his place is with those others for whom there is no room.

His place is with those 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,
who are tortured, bombed, and exterminated.

With those for whom there seems to be nothing
but the world at its worst,
Christ is mysteriously present
With these he conceals himself,
In these he hides himself,
for whom there is no room.

—- Thomas Merton

Courtesy of Bob

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1 Response to “For Whom There is No Room”


  1. 1 cara michele June 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    so beautiful! i posted it, too, and linked back to you. thank you!


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