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Merton’s Voice:

When we all reach that perfection of love which is the contemplation of God in His glory, our inalienable personalities, while remaining eternally distinct, will nevertheless combine into One so that each one of us will find himself in all the others, and God will be the life and reality of all.

A Merton Reader, ed. by Thomas P.  McDonnell, (New York: Image Books, 1989) 319

Psalm 18: 2

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my god, my rock in whom I take refuge.

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Jesus said,’ If I am not doing my Father’s work, there is no need to believe me; but if I am doing it, then even if you refuse to believe in me, at least believe in the work I do; then you will know for sure that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.’ (John 10)

Nouwen’s Voice:

Life is a struggle and choosing to live the struggle gratefully and humbly as a child of God makes all the difference between a fulfilled life and an empty life.

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