PRAYER: I Do Not Understand Your Ways, by Thomas Merton

I do not understand your ways

My God,

I frankly do not understand your ways with me.
You fill me with desires that people have been canonized for having and for carrying out.
Then you tell me not to carry them out,
and you tell me in such a way that it would seem to be a sin if I carried them out.
Then you make the desires grow more and more
until they consume the very foundations of my life.
Are you trying to kill me?

Amen.

 

4 Comments on PRAYER: I Do Not Understand Your Ways, by Thomas Merton

  1. Well this certainly feels timely. ūüôā I do appreciate Thomas Merton’s musings, and appreciate that you’ve shared this one today. Blessings, Jamie

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  2. What date did Merton write this prayer?
    Thank you for sharing it.

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