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Journal Discussion

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image.  Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”

- Thomas Merton

  (1915 - 1968)

Directions:  After considering the quote from Thomas Merton, write a journal of at least 150 words that responds to as many of the following questions as you'd like:

Explanation:

 

  • What does the quotation mean?

  • What thoughts or feelings are being expressed?

 

Evaluation:

  • What is the significance of the quotation?

  • To what extent do you agree with its claims?

 

Application:

  • How do these ideas connect to your recent studies?

  • ​How are these ideas relevant in your life or today's world?

After you have posted your journal to the comments section below, you will read through your classmates' entries next week and respond to two in no more than 150 words.  In your responses, try to push the conversation forward by bringing in new thoughts, ideas, and questions that were stimulated by your classmates' insights and observations.
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