Secret Beauty


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Thomas MertonThen it was as if I suddenly saw

the secret beauty of their hearts,

the depth of their hearts

where neither sin nor knowledge

could reach, the core of reality,

the person that each one is

in the eyes of the divine.

If only they could see themselves

as they really are,

if only we could see each other that way

all the time,

there would be no more need for war;

for hatred, for greed, for cruelty.

I suppose the big problem would be

that we would fall down

and worship each other.

~Thomas Merton

(1915-1968, Trappist Monk)

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