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Merton’s Voice:

The most important, the most real, and lasting work of the Christian is accomplished in the depths of his own soul. It cannot be seen by anyone, even by himself. It is known only to God. The work is not so much a matter of fidelity to visible and general standards, as of faith: the interior, anguished, almost desperately solitary act by which we affirm our total subjection to God by grasping his word…

Merton, Thomas, Life and Holiness, New York: Image Books, 1963, p. 56.

Prayer:

Seek the Lord in all his strength; seek his presence continually (NRSV Ps 105: 4)

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