Monday, January 3, 2011

Thoughts in Solitude

 I am reading through Thomas Merton's book "Thoughts in Solitude" and wanted to share this excerpt:
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 that 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, I will trust you always though
I may seem 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 painting by Victor Hammer

1 comment:

Don said...

Beautiful. I am so pleased you have found this New England Community to get back in the pulpit.
When you want to visit AZ in the summer lets do a pulpit swap before we retire.

Pastor Don in AZ