QUOTE: “From now on, Brother, everybody stands on his own feet.”

“Man, living under certain economic conditions, is no longer in possession of the fruits of his life. His life is not his. His life is lived according to conditions determined by somebody else.”

From Thomas Merton’s final lecture, a few hours before his death.

“…we can no longer rely on being supported by structures that may be destroyed at any moment by a political power or a political force. You cannot rely on structures. They are good and they should help us, and we should do the best we can with them. But they may be taken away, and if everything is taken away, what do you do next?”

Author: Donald

"...money is a commodity to be bought or not to be bought, a luxury in which we may either indulge or stint ourselves, like any other. And there are many luxuries that we may legitimately prefer to it, such as a grateful conscience, a country life, or the woman of our inclination." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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