Who is to blame? Print
By Thomas Merton   
Thursday, 26 January 2012

Who is to blame? Everyone. The answer – the only answer I know – is that of the Staretz Zossima in The Brothers Karamazov – to be responsible to everybody, to take upon oneself all the guilt – but I don’t know what that means. It is romantic, and I believe it is true. But what is it? Behind it all is the secret that love has an infinite power, and its power, once released, can in an instant destroy and swallow up all hatred, all evil, all injustice, all that is diabolical. That is the meaning of [C]alvary.

 

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