January 22, 2021

A Discipleship Prayer

My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me,
so I cannot know for certain 
where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself—
and the fact 
that I think I am following your will 
does not mean 
that I am actually doing so.
But I believe 
that the desire to please you
does, in fact, please you.
And I hope I have that desire
in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything
apart from that desire.
And I know that, if I do this,
you will lead me by the right road…
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore, I will trust you always
though I may seem to be
lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me 
to face my perils alone.
Amen. 
 —Thomas Merton

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An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, I've served congregations in the Colombia, Puerto Rico, Europe & the US. I received a B.A. in German from the University of Louisville and learned Spanish in Bogotá. My Master of Divinity degree is from Drew University in New Jersey. I will begin my tenure as settled pastor of Pilgrim Christian Church—with dual affiliation in the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—in late March 2019. This is my personal blog, and the opinions found herein are my own and may not reflect the views of the church I am serving.

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