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Epiphany: Depart From Me

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Epiphany: Depart From Me

Epiphany: Depart From Me

Series: Epiphany 2022

Speaker: Brian Zahnd


"Every one of us is shadowed by an illusory person: a false self. This is the man that I want myself to be but who cannot exist, because God does not know anything about him. And to be unknown by God is altogether too much privacy. My false and private self is the one who wants to exist outside the reach of God’s will and God’s love—outside of reality and outside of life. And such a self cannot help but be an illusion. … The secret of my [true] identity is hidden in the love and mercy of God."

—Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation