Depending on how things go today I may come back and explain the title a little more. In the meantime it’s a reminder for me how crazy life can be at times.
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, Thoughts in Solitude
© Abbey of Gethsemani
I appreciate so much of what Merton has to say in his writings. His ability to communicate continually reminds me of a desire to move to a monastery and live the life of a monk. The peace of consistency. The joy of silence. The time to think and write. I just wonder if the beds are comfortable and the food is good. I digress.
I don’t know what this day will bring but it could be a game-changer.
God, you’ve got this, right? I’m trusting you this day.
Grace and peace.