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We Are God's Partial Thoughts

God utters me like a word containing a partial thought of himself. A word will never be able to comprehend the voice that utters it. But if I am true to the concept that God utters in me, if I am true to the thought in him I was meant to embody, I shall be full of his actuality and find him everywhere and find myself nowhere. I shall be lost in him.

--Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation (New York: E. Mellen Press, 1989), p. 32.