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“This is what it means to seek God perfectly:
“To have a will that is always ready to fold back within itself and draw all the powers of the soul down from its deepest center to rest in silent expectancy for the coming of God.
“Poised in tranquil and effortless concentration upon the point of my dependence on Him, to gather all that I am and have, all that I can possibly suffer or do or be, and abandon them all to God in the resignation of a perfect love and blind faith and pure trust in God, to do His will.”
~ Thomas Merton
(from Thomas Merton’s Book of Hours by Kathleen Deignan)