I came across this quote from Thomas Merton in Brian Mahan’s book Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose: Vocation and the Ethics of Ambition:

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I think I am living for, in detail, and ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for” (153).

What are you living for? What is keeping you from living fully for the thing that you want to live for? What would it take for you to start living for what you think God wants you to live for?

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