“You Will Never Leave Me to Face My Perils Alone…” Thomas Merton


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No matter what is going on in the world around us we have this hope.. always hope… and more confidently we know that the Good Lord will never abandon us…

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 that 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 will I 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. Amen. 
 Thomas Merton – Thoughts on Solitude

“The only unhappiness,” Thomas Merton wrote, “is not to love God.”

Merton, T., & Montaldo, J. (2004). Dialogues with silence: Prayers & drawings. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco.

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