Thursday, July 22, 2010

The strength that waits in silence

Not for the sake of perfection... but for You alone

by Thomas Merton

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.


Source: New Seeds of Contemplation

Saturday, July 03, 2010

America: One nation under God

Here's a video of a humbling, inspiring painting by Jon McNaughton.

Watch this, then go to your knees in prayer.

God bless America -- first with repentance, then w. renewal.

Happy 4th of July!