Tuesday is for Thomas

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Merton writes in December 1961:
One of the central convictions of Julian of Norwich’s eschatological orientation to the central, dynamic secret act “by which all shall be made well” at the last day, the “great deed” ordained by our Lord from without beginning.
Especially the first paradox- she must “believe” and accept the doctrine that there are some damned, yet also the “word” of Christ shall be “saved in all things” and “all manner of thing shall be well.” The heart of her theology is this apparent contradiction in which she must remain steadfast. I believe that this “wise heart” that I have prayed for is precisely this-to stay in this hope and this contradiction, fixed on the certainty of the “great deed,” which alone gives the Christian and spiritual life its true, full dimension.