Quotes

The Beginning of Love – Thomas Merton

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only the potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflections […]

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The Great Paradox

“The great paradox of the spiritual life is, indeed, that the most personal is the most universal, that the most intimate, is most communal, and that the most contemplative is most active.” – Henri Nouwen, “Here and Now”

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