The Merton Prayer and Who I Am Right Now
by Jack Rooney
“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 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 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
This pretty much sums up where I am in my life right about now, and I intend to use this site to keep a personal and simultaneously very public record of my journey. I don’t really plan on anyone finding this or reading this because at the moment I want to write for me, and not for anyone else, but in good time maybe I’ll share this with some people (I really don’t want to be that person who lets the whole damn world know when I update my blog, though. Those people annoy the living shit out of me). Anyway, If anyone ever does read it, I really don’t care if you enjoy it. I enjoy writing it, and that’s good enough for me.
Keep On Keepin’ On.