“The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament proclaims the works of his hands.” Psalm 19: 2

Merton’s Voice:

The ultimate perfection of the contemplative life is not a heaven of separate individuals, each on viewing his own private intuition of God; it is a sea of Love which flows through the One Body of all the elect, all the angels and saints.

Thomas Merton. New Seeds of Contemplation. (New York: New Directions Books): 65