I would like what the (very) precise meaning of that expression is in Thomas Merton's 'New Seeds of Contemplation' (p. 65):
The most common interpretation would be 'to resemble', I guess, something like be 'the image of God', but then there is become vs. be (come to resemble vs. resemble ?),and I especially wonder about this passive - or is it no passive? Is 'identified' more like an adj. than a Past Participle?"The more I become identified with God, the more will I be identified with all the others who are identified with him."