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Truth – what we are supposed to be

…our need for truth is inescapable.

What, then, is truth?

Truth, in things, is their reality. In our minds, it is the conformity of our knowledge with the things known. In our words, it is the conformity of our words to what we think. In our conduct, it is the conformity of our acts to what we are supposed to be.

— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island, Sincerity

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Amen…may it be. Heaven help us.

dw

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Imaginative God – a prayer

Over the last several years, I’ve found myself composing prayers. It’s not something I ever set out to do; it just came along on its own. Here’s a prayer that came along a couple of weeks ago (I’m still working on memorizing it).

Grace and peace to you…

dw

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Real reality

 

The life of the spirit, by integrating us in the real order established by God, puts us in the fullest possible contact with reality – not as we imagine it, but as it really is.

— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island