Sunday, February 2, 2014

Quote of the Day (Thomas Merton, on the ‘Thing I Want To Live For’)

“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, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for. Between these two answers you can determine the identity of any person. The better answer he has, the more of a person he is.”—Thomas Merton quoted in M. Basil Pennington, Thomas Merton: Brother Monk: The Quest for True Freedom (1987)

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