Merton’s Voice: If thought, love, action, contemplation exist on earth, if they are the highest immanent perfections of man’s spirit, and if all the perfections we know of are supereminently realized in God, Who is the source, exemplar, and end of them all, then how can God be anything but a personal God?

Thomas Merton. The Ascent to Truth. (New York: Harvest/ HBJ Books) 1981 p. 106.

Prayer: O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. NRSV Psalm 96: 1-2.