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My Desire

Our great desire is that each of you keep up your eagerness to the end, so that the things you hope for will come true.

Hebrews 6:11

Thomas Merton

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 with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Thomas Merton (1915 -1968)