Saturday, June 19, 2004

gentleness and love

laura at beentherestillthere introduced me to this amazing merton quote that i needed desperately:

"It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers (and sisters). The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers (and sisters) for what they are, not for what they say." --Thomas Merton

gentleness, love and affection have been in short supply around here - maybe i need some solitude and silence??

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