Sunday, October 05, 2008

Thomas Merton on the Real Journey in Life

Our real journey in life is interior; it is a matter of growth, deepening, and is an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts. Never was it more necessary for us to respond to that action.”

Source: Jim Forest, Living With Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1992), 198. Quotation from unpublished document: Thomas Merton, Circular Letter to friends, September 1968.

Dr Geoff Pound

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