Love God, Love The World (Thomas Merton)

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“Christianity should make us ‘more visibly human’ – passionately concerned with all the good that wants to grow in the world and that cannot grow without our concern.

Our indifference to the real values in the world justifies our petty attraction to its false values, when we forget the…Kingdom of God in the world.

Those who love the world in its wrong sense love it for themselves, exploit it for themselves.

Those who truly love it, develop it, work in it for God, that God may reveal Himself in it.”

Thomas Merton

From Turning Toward The World – The Journals of Thomas Merton 1960-1963 (1996, HarperCollins)

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