Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sunday Blessings-The Merton Prayer


Bird  on  the  papaya  tree

We  have pruned  our  rose  bushes
and   fertilized  them.
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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

2 Fertilize my soul:

DeanO said...

Hi Armita - I love papaya. When my parents were missionaries in Africa we had papaya, guava, mango, grapefruit and orange trees in our yard. Wow - I miss that. I love your blog layout and your words. Very touching and thanks for your visit.

Amrita said...

We haqve those tress in our garden too.

Life must have been so different in Africa