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Posts tagged Thomas Merton

Mar 10
“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” Thomas Merton

Oct 10
“If you were to be baptized in the early centuries, you had to make a commitment not to kill anybody, period,” says Forest. “How did we lose that? Merton and Dorothy were two of the people in the 20th century who helped to unpack those boxes that had been pushed up into the attic.” Jim Forest
On Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

Sep 30
“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another.” Thomas Merton

Sep 28
“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” Thomas Merton

Jul 17
“When we are alone on a starlit night, when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children, when we know love in our own hearts…all these provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance.” Thomas Merton