Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thomas Merton Identified

“If you want to identify me,
Ask me not where I live,
Or what I like to eat,
Or how I comb my hair,
But ask me what I am living for,
In detail,
And ask me what I think
Is keeping me from living fully
For the thing I want to live for.”

Thomas Merton

Source: Jim Forest, Living With Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton (Marynoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1992), v.

Image: Thomas Merton ID