Thoughts in Solitude

Merton, Thomas

Shambhala Publications, 1958

p. 75

“The sinful self is not my real self, it is not the self You have wanted for me, only the self that I have wanted for myself.  And I no longer want this false self.  But now Father, I come to You in your own Son’s self . . . and it is He Who presents me to You.”