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August 1st, 2013

The Late Thomas Merton On Love And Hate

"So, instead of loving what you think is peace,
love others.
And love God above all.
And, instead of hating the people you think are warmongers,
hate the appetite
and the disorder
in your own soul,
which are the causes of war.
If you love peace,
then hate injustice,
hate tyranny,
hate greed --
But hate these things in yourself,
not in another.

Thomas Merton
(Quoted in the June-July 2013 Catholic Worker newspaper)
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