“The high roofs of Strasbourg, Tauler’s city. Streets known to Eckhart….
(Eckhart, in a sermon on the divine birth, says that, when a person is about to be struck by a thunderbolt, he turns unconsciously toward it. When a tree is about to be struck, all the leaves turn toward the blow. And one in whom the divine birth is to take place turns, without realizing, completely toward it.)”
[Thomas Merton: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, pg. 187]