You can’t forge…

by Elizabeth

You can’t forget yourself if you’re constantly trying to justify your relations with other people. Self-justification is really a matter of not wanting to believe that you are loved. If I do not believe I am loved, I’m going to want to be justified. If no one else justifies me, I will justify myself, usually by trying to dominate everyone else. This is the bane of everything. When you’re confident that you are loved, you have no need to show God or anyone else why you should be loved. You do not have to justify yourself.


Thomas Merton