Friday, December 11, 2009

Perfectly Themselves

Yesterday, December 10, was the 41st anniversary of Thomas Merton's death in 1968.

To mark the day, Deacon Greg posted this spot-on Merton quote:

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."

I need to remember this. The temptation to "twist" is often great.

The image above is from here.

1 comment:

St Edwards Blog said...

So true... so true...