23 May 2007

I found several copies of this prayer floating around at the conference last week. It provides apt words for my current spiritual state:
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


amber said...

Hello, Kelli! When are you coming to Oxford? Are you done with classes yet? My parents are coming over in July, and they will get to attend an art history conference with me in Scotland. My paper was accepted to the conference, so I will be one of the presenters! :) EEE, I'm excited. xo

Katherine said...

Wow, that sounds all too familiar-that is almost exactly how I feel in my heart and my head!!

Thanks for sharing-I hope your summer is going well! I think I need some hammock time soon ;)