Thomas Merton

“In the end the contemplative suffers the anguish of realizing,

that he no longer knows what God is;

this is a great gain,

because “God is not a what,”

not a “thing.”

 There is “no such thing” as God

because God is neither a “what” or a “thing”

but a pure “Who,”

the “Thou” before whom our inmost “I” spring

into awareness.”

Thomas Merton