I saw this thread and have read through the various quotes. Thanks. Thomas Merton is a favorite of mine and I have often said that, of his writings, it is in the Letters (published in five volumes) and his Journals (published in seven volumes) that I have, more often than not, found the greatest inspiration. Perhaps because, in them, he merely is and is making no conscious effort to convince.
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.
A quiet place to post quotes from Thomas Merton....
What else would you expect from a Trappist monk?