Identity and Time

August 31, 2007


Ahead of Time
Thomas Merton wrote, “To work out our own identity in God, which the Bible calls ‘working out our salvation,’ is a labor that requires sacrifice and anguish, risk and many tears. It demands close attention to reality at every moment, and great fidelity to God as He reveals Himself, obscurely, in the mystery of each new situation. We do not know clearly what the result of this work will be. The secret of my full identity is hidden in Him.”

More reflections on time from ExploreFaith are here.



2 Responses to “Identity and Time”

  1. Jan Says:

    This connects with my favorite quote (though not exactly word by word) from Thomas Merton–the closer you come to God, the closer you come to your true self.

  2. Jeff Says:

    Absolutely wonderful. I love Merton’s work on identity.


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