Discernment

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Funny how we don’t have
Fish eyes that sit on either side
Of our head
Or eyes that twist in alternate directions
As chameleons have

But we have been granted eyes that
Face forward
Always

But cannot see the future

Perhaps so that we are reminded instead to
Close our eyes
Bow our head
And pray…and then to
Stretch our neck back
Open our arms wide
And lift our faces to
The God Who Knows What

Lies ahead
Behind
And within

…………………………………………………….

Prayer of 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 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.”

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