Category Archives: Piety (Fidelity)

Merton’s prayer of total trust

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 … Continue reading

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God’s freedom to save us any way he likes

It’s one thing to intend, like God, that everyone be saved. But we tend to be like Peter, in that if God chooses a way we think is beneath him, we are quick to protest. That’s too ugly, awkward, sloppy, … Continue reading

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White martyrdom: bearing with others

We are all recipients of an infinite mercy we didn’t deserve and can’t pay back. We can only pay it forward by extending a fraction of the mercy we have received to a fellow undeserving human being. Constantly. And thus … Continue reading

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Feel honored, even if it seems odd

If God sends you trials and burdens in which you have no choice but to bear them patiently with love or else break faith with God, be flattered. God thinks highly of you. He has privileged you with the opportunity … Continue reading

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