Tuesday is for Thomas

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Merton wrote:
‘It is simply time that I must pray intently for the needs of the whole world and not be concerned with other, seemingly “more effective” forms of action. For me, prayer comes first, the other forms of action follow, if they have their place. And, they no doubt do to some extent. Prayer…must happen for the idiot civilization that is going down to ruin and dragging everything down with it.’
December 13, 1960