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The monastic body is held together
not by human admirations and enthusiasms
which make men heroes and saints before their time
but on the sober truth
which accepts men
as they are
in order to help them become
what they ought to be.
Thomas Merton, The Silent Life
Can you imagine if we all lived like that — accepting people as they are, in order to help them become what they ought to be ?