Follow the Ecstasy

‘When I criticize a system, they think I criticize them – and that is of course because they accept the system and identify themselves with it. All love and bliss! And they seem to have no idea that the affluence (which for them is the kingdom of God) has another side to it – the buried bodies of children in Vietnam and the Negro-Puerto Rican ghettos.’

— Thomas Merton in Follow the Ecstasy: the Hermitage Years of Thomas Merton by John Howard Griffin


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