A clean heart create for me, God; renew within me a steadfast spirit.” Psalm 51: 12

Merton’s Voice:

Occupy my whole life with the one thought and the one desire of love, that I may love not for the sake of merit, not for the sake of perfection, not for the sake of virtue, not for the sake of sanctity but for love alone.

Thomas Merton. Seeds of Contemplation. (Norfolk, CT: New Directions Books, 1949): 36