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A Moment For Merton

My prayer these days is for a letter to arrive from Richmond inviting me to meet with the Commission on the Priesthood November 14th.  With that prayer in mind, I take time to reflect with Thomas Merton regarding the road ahead:

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.  I do not see the road ahead of me.  I cannot know for certain where it will end.  Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.  But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.  And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.  I hope I will never do anything apart from that desire.  And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.  Therefore will I trust you always though I may sem to be lost  and in the shadow of death, I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Thomas Merton
- Thoughts in Solitude


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Oct. 28th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
Right there with you, babes. AMEN.
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