True faith is never merely a source of spiritual comfort.  It may indeed bring peace, but before it does so it must involved us in struggle.  A “faith” that avoids this struggle is really a temptation against true faith.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) French-American religious and writer [a.k.a. Fr. M. Louis]
New Seeds of Contemplation, ch. 15 (1961)
Added on 22-Feb-10 | Last updated 22-Feb-10
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