"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me, 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 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 struggles alone."
Thomas Merton, 1915-1968, Monk/Poet

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jimi said...

Wandered here through a comment of yours on D.Price's blog. Have been reading occassionally since. The picture (and the prayer) here just really resonated with my experience of God lately. What has been jarring for me about it though is how much that image is a comforting one, where as for so long it would have driven me insane. Thanks for the visual refreshing of the recent mental reality.