Unnamed, by Thomas Merton

In one sense we are always traveling, and traveling as if we did not know where we were going.
In another sense we have already arrived.
We cannot arrive at the perfect possession of
God in this life, and that is why we are traveling and in darkness. But we already possess him by grace, and therefore, in that sense, we have arrived and are dwelling in the light.
But oh! How far I have to go to find you in Whom I have already arrived!

-From “Dialogues with Silence” Edited by Jonathan Montaldo


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