More Thomas Merton

I was reading through my old blog yesterday and came across this Thomas Merton quote that I posted on February 10, 2011. Why is he so good?!

Untie my hands and deliver my heart from sloth. Set me free from the laziness that goes about disguised as activity when activity is not required of me, and from the cowardice that does what is not demanded, in order to escape sacrifice.

But give me the strength that waits upon You in silence and peace. Give me humility in which alone is rest, and deliver me from pride which  is the heaviest of burdens. And possess my whole heart and soul with the simplicity of love. Occupy my whole life with the one thought and the one desire of love, that I may love not for the sake of merit, not for the sake of perfection, not for the sake of virtue, not for the sake of sanctity, but for you alone.

One Comment Add yours

  1. amcblog says:

    I like every quote from Merton you have posted, Emily.

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