Most excellent reflection
I came across the following quote from a letter that Thomas Merton wrote to Dorothy Day in 1961. She was knee deep in the fight for those whom society and the establishment ignored and abused in their quest for riches and power.
Persons are not known by intellect alone, not by principles alone, but only by love. It is when we love the other, the enemy, that we obtain from God the key to an understanding of who he is, and who we are. It is only this realization that can open to us the real nature of our duty, and of right action.(letter from Thomas Merton to Dorothy Day, 20 December 1961 from The Hidden Ground of Love)
The real nature of our duty and right action… we need to hear this challenge today. Yes, these are indeed challenging times for…
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