Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another. We do not discover the secret of our lives merely by study and calculation in our own isolated meditations. The meaning of our life is a secret that has to be revealed to us in love, by the one we love. And if this love is unreal, the secret will not be found, the meaning will never reveal itself, the message will never be decoded. At best, we will receive a scrambled and partial message, one that will deceive and confuse us. We will never be fully real until we let ourselves fall in love - either with another human person or with God.

- Thomas Merton

Love and Living, edited by Naomi Burton Stone and Br. Patrick Hart Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985, page 27


rocksalive777 said...

Somehow, I had made it 18 years without having heard of Thomas Merton. It wasn't until this year during a small group that I heard about him.

Now his books are on my wish list.

Good choice.

St.Phransus said...

email me your mailing address personally, one of your wishes could come true :)


i hope you are doing well.

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Anonymous said...

can i have one of his book..Love is our true destiny..sounds interesting

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