The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes of all political and social life a mass illness. Without this housecleaning we cannot begin to see. Unless we see, we cannot think.
-- Thomas Merton
Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander (New York: Image) p 77
This quote really hitting home today. HT to Jim Forest for passing it on to me.