Quotes: Falling into Unreality

“Adam’s fall was therefore the willful acceptance of unreality, the consent to receive and even prefer a lit to the truth about himself and about his relationship to God.

[Freedom to speak with God] was at an end not because God no longer consented to speak with Adam, but because Adam, stripped of his sincerity, ashamed to be what in fact he was, determined to fly from God and from reality, which he could no longer face without a disguise.” – Thomas Merton, The New Man – 77

Lord, in what ways do I prefer a lie rather than the truth of myself and my relationship with you?

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