Seeking

God—life—why

“Since no man ever can, or could, live by himself and for himself alone, the destinies of thousands of other people were bound to be affected, some remotely, but some very directly and near-at-hand, by my own choices and decisions and desires, as my own life would also be formed and modified according to theirs. I was entering into a moral universe in which I would be related to every other rational being and in which whole masses of us, as thick as swarming bees, would drag one another along towards some common end of good or evil, peace or war.”

—   Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain
  • 29 December 2011
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