Failures included

Grace is difficult to believe and difficult to accept. We want desperately to believe that God loves unconditionally, yet we keep adding conditions. “Okay, fine,” we say reluctantly, “but once we accept God’s grace, we’d better get our act together. We had better be successful or we won’t be worthy of his grace.” We just cannot believe God can grace even our failures.

–Thomas Merton
(1915 – 1968)

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  1. Dear Jorges Chulz,

    I am Vinh Son Nguyen, a postdoctoral researcher in a university.
    Recently, I have found a picture in your wordpress site via google. I would like to ask whether I could use this picture ( for submitting to a scientific journal paper.
    I hope that it will be good for you.

    Best regards,

    Vinh Son

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