Monday, December 10, 2007

Thirty-nine years ago . . .

Fr. Louis (Thomas) Merton: died December 10, 1968

"I have a hard time trying to imagine what it is going to mean for me to become a priest. Sometimes I am terrified at the thought. Ultimately the only solution to that problem is obedience. I go ahead under obedience. If my Superiors want me to be a priest, it is at least safe. God wants it and He will do me good by it although it may contain an unimaginable death.

"Sometimes I want to run away and be a tramp and hang around on the roads without anything, like Humble George or Saint Benedict Joseph Labre." (from The Sign of Jonas, p. 105)

In peace,
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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