dj suggests reading the spiritual contemplations of Thomas Merton

Recently I posted a story about dj the 87 year old spiritual teacher. Below is dj’s favorite prayer written by Thomas Merton and a picture of dj.


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.

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3 Comments to “dj suggests reading the spiritual contemplations of Thomas Merton”

  1. Beautiful … please pass along my gratitude. Lisa

  2. I’m forever grateful to dj for introducing me to the books of Merton. He’s been an inspiration ever since I borrowed dj’s Merton book during the memorable time i spent with dj at The Retreat in Wayzata. Two very inspiring men. Thanks for the post. It was nice to see a picture of dj who looks unchanged.

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