Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trust


"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 will never leave me to face my perils alone."

--Thomas Merton

2 comments:

lucas said...

I love this Merton`s poem-prayer.It resumes what/how a lot of people feel althoug some of they don´t know it.
My first pps was about another Merton`s text.
What a happiness to find it today! Last night i read Merton`text und today He is here!

Thank you very much and excuse my english (it´s not good,i know).

Retta Blaney said...

Thanks so much for your comment, Lucas. I always enjoy hearing from you.