Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I Have No Idea Where I Am Going

Catholics tend to collect prayer cards. Retreats, funerals, gifts...they just pile up over time. I had one, which was really just laminated neon green card stock, with a prayer from Thomas Merton that I loved. I lost it a few years ago and Internet searching had previously been unhelpful for tracking it down, but I finally found it last week! It really speaks to the uncertainty that has always bothered me: What am I doing? How will I figure out what I should do?  Am I at least being a decent Christian along the way?


Dawn said...

Beautiful prayer, and so true every day of my life!

Rebecca S said...

Okay, so this is going to sound soooo crazy and serendipitous, but before surfing through your blog this afternoon, I was reading a new book, Ravished by Beauty, by one of my favorite professors at SLU--it's about desire for God, desire in nature, spirituality, etc. This is one of the quotes the author includes includes in the opening pages, and I swear independent of having read your blog I emailed it out to some friends because I loved the idea of starting prayer by basically saying "God, I have no flipping clue what I'm doing or where I'm going."
Anyway, yeah, it's from Merton's Thoughts in Solitude. Glad you posted. Happy Day.

Katie Earley said...

That's awesome! :)