world, this demented inn
in which there is absolutely no room for him at all,
Christ comes uninvited.
But because he
cannot be at home in it,
because he is out of place in it,
and yet he must be in it,
His place is with the others for whom
there is no room.
His place is
with those who do not belong,
who are rejected by power, because
they are regarded as weak,
those who are discredited,
who are denied status of persons,
who are tortured, bombed and exterminated.
With those for
whom there is no room,
Christ is present in this world.”
– Thomas Merton “The Time of the End Is the Time of No Room”
in Raids on the Unspeakable, p 51-52