"The whole problem of our time is the problem of love: How are we going to recover the ability to love ourselves and to love one another? The reaon why we hate one another and fear one another is that we secretly or openly hate and fear our own selves, and we hate ourselves because the depths of our being are a chaos of frustration and spiritual misery. Lonely and helpless, we cannot be at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we cannot be at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God."
-- Thomas Merton
The Living Bread