Other Writings

A very great gift


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


Let there be light

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.”

— Genesis 1:3-4, NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha