10 December 2020

10 December ~ Thomas Merton


The Dalai Lama places a wreath at the grave of Thomas Merton

Gracious God, you called your monk Thomas Merton to proclaim your justice out of silence, and moved him in his contemplative writings to perceive and value Christ at work in the faiths of others: Keep us, like him, steadfast in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

1 comment:

Hugh Turley said...

The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton

They say his death was meaningless.
That's what they want us to swallow.
But in light of all the evidence,
Their argument rings hollow.

His life was full of purpose,
But we must to the world confide:
His words had no more meaning
Than the things for which he died.
-David Martin