QOTD – The Only Essential

The only essential is not an idea or an ideal:  it is God Himself, Who cannot be found by weighing the present against the future or the past, but only by sinking into the heart of the present as it is. – Thomas Merton

From Entering the Silence:  The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2 (1941-1952), entry from June 23, 1951.

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