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Author QuotedJulien Hartridge Green
Title QuotedJournals
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/08/08
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1938-1946
QuotationFinally got the rest of Green's Journals. Their climate is wonderful. I am really at home in it-he is an honest mind-and dishonest too, like all of us, but simple about it. And he loves France. I am more fascinated by his days than anything I can think of. His moments of despair are important to me, because, above all, he clings in desperation to the reality of the religious life. It is most "edifying" to look at religion through his eyes-which are honest ones. For edification does not mean delusion. He sees religious as they are-with their limitations. And I have those limitations too. To what extent have they crippled me? I ask that as if there were an answer. But I will probably never know.
JournalA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 108
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