Other Writings

A very great gift

Thomas Merton writing about the gift that life is.


What do I mean by loving ourselves properly? I mean, first of all, desiring to live, accepting life as a very great gift and a great good, not because of what it gives us, but because of what it enables us to give to others.

— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

I find Merton’s words exactly what I need to hear today to navigate through a dark fog that has settled in around me. I’m grateful for his insight and his ability to share it so powerfully.


Photo by Tom Parsons on Unsplash


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