First love the truth


It is clear, then, that to love others well we must first love the truth.

The truth we must love in loving our brothers is the concrete destiny and sanctity that are willed for them by the love of God.

The truth I must love in my brother is God Himself, living in him. I must seek the love of the Spirit of God breathing in him.

— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Can we hear these words anymore? Do they signify anything we dare to believe?

Let’s dare, dare to love the truth, dare to believe God, dare to love God and our neighbor, God in our neighbor, living and breathing in us and our neighbor.


Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

One reply on “First love the truth”

Yes DW. Intellectually I don’t have a problem with this. And, strangely, I mean intellectually in a spiritually sense in that I understand and appreciate the spiritual implications of truly loving your fellow human being. I understand about being concerned for their welfare and, above all, their soul, that this spirit is a necessity for us as Christians, but I often fall woefully short. I’m sorry to admit this.

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