Where Am I Going–a quote by 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 love as Christ loved 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

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2 thoughts on “Where Am I Going–a quote by Thomas Merton

  1. Dear, dear Joan, these word are so poignant for me just now. Although I’ve been feeling progressively lost, and so long in acute grief due to Ray’s protracted illness, he is now safe and well in the Father’s House. In this I can rejoice, as I move forward to completing my grief and finding my way in his will for me as a widow.

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    • Susan, I’m sure the way you’re feeling is completely normal. You will have to develop a whole new routine and sense of purpose in your life, but give yourself the time you need to grieve, I’m sure the way will open. What’s amazing to me is how even when I think I know where I’m going, God leads me in a completely surprising direction! Know that you’re in the prayers of many friends at St. Paul’s.

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