Friday, October 19, 2007

My first blog post

Thomas Merton wrote a great prayer:

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 will I 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.

I really don't know what I am doing with this blog, but my 20-something seminary daughter believes I should have one. I have a desire to have a conversation with young people and hopefully this will facillitate it. It's all about nurturing our desire for God, for Love. You have the desire. It may be buried deep in the ground of our being, but it is there. Discovering it is part of the wonder of the spiritual life.


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