Posted by: Mark Nielsen | February 25, 2013

Quotes of the Day: Love, Knowledge, Identity

Henry became a Cistercian under the influence ...

Cistercian monk Bernard of Clairvaux, shown here in a 13th century illuminated manuscript. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is love.”

–Bernard of Clairvaux

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“To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name.”

–Thomas Merton, Source: New Seeds of Contemplation, via subscripton service “inward/outward”



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