Thomas Merton: Vocation is Working with God

“Our vocation is not simply to be, but to work together with God in the creation of our own life, our own identity, our own destiny. We are free beings and [children] of God. This means to say that we should not passively exist, but actively participate in His creative freedom, in our own lives, and in the lives of others, by choosing the truth.”–Thomas Merton

New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton (New Directions Books, 1961, p 32)

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