Prayer and Charity

“It (prayer) is the needle by which we draw the thread of charity through our neighbor’s soul and our own soul and sew ourselves together in one Christ.”  Thomas Merton

For more about Thomas Merton follow the links below:

Where Am I Going–a quote by Thomas Merton

On Thomas Merton by Mary Gordon–Book Review

 

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