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Thomas Merton – No Man Is an Island

I came across this quote by Thomas Merton on another blog and and I felt like sharing it.
The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them. Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island