I wrote this on 4 July 1997:
I'm reading volume 5 of T. Merton's journal. He's a flabby liberal both politically and theologically, but there is a good line here and there. "When will I learn to go without leaving footprints? Along way from that: I still love recognition . . . ." (p. 33)
Those who crave recognition would do well to consider the moral and intellectual quality of those destined to do the recognizing.