Fr. Robert Bengry: Rest

A photograph belonging to the Rev. Fr. Robert Bengry.

Rest is an important part of the Christian life. To-day’s on-demand culture insists that we do everything instantly and that we solve every problem and every need as quickly as possible. It’s unrealistic and as Thomas Merton said — it’s a form of violence. St. Thomas Aquinas said that pleasure is rest for the soul. What brings you a Godly pleasure? What fills your soul? — Fr. Bengry

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