Monday, July 14, 2014

adoration

encountering the God of all creation
present here
Author of truth and life
Love of my soul
You are my God.
the humiliation of the cross has given way
to the glory of resurrection
yet in all your glory, 
You choose to remain with us
humble, vulnerable; 
concealed by the appearance of bread. 
to eyes of faith, 
this bread is not bread. 
it is You - 
exquisite Beauty - 
true Love - 
infinite Goodness - 
everything.
my God, how could I not love You?


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

merton

A prayer of 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 that 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."