Saturday, July 03, 2004

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life
by ourselves alone - we find it in another. We do not discover
the secret of our lives merely by study and calculation in our
own isolated meditations. The meaning of our life is a secret
that has to be revealed to us in love, by the one we love. And
if this love is unreal, the secret will not be found, the meaning
will never reveal itself, the message will never be decoded. At
best, we will receive a scrambled and partial message, one that
will deceive and confuse us. We will never be fully real until
we let ourselves fall in love - either with another human person
.or with God

Love and Living by Thomas Merton _

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