Monday, December 06, 2004

Nothing like a little Merton for getting some perspective

In the midst of pondering how difficult relations on the Internet can be, coming across this quote from Merton made me chuckle...

Hell is where no one has anything in common with anybody else except the fact that they all hate one another and cannot get away from one another and from themselves. They are all thrown together in their fire and each one tries to thrust the others away from him with a huge, impotent hatred.

[Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation, p. 123]

If you see this in yourself or you think that you see it in others, take a break from the web! :-)

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