You've likely noticed the text that accompanies my blog header. The lines are from Thomas Merton and come from the prologue to his book Raids On the Unspeakable.
I've always wanted to add the next few lines of that quote, but space doesn't permit. So here is the entire quote I would have liked to use:
You are not big enough to accuse the whole age effectively, but let us say you are in dissent. You are in no position to issue commands, but you can speak words of hope. Shall this be the substance of your message? Be human in this most inhuman of ages; guard the image of man for it is the image of God. You agree? Good. Then go with my blessing. But I warn you, do not expect to make many friends.