June 20, 2008
It looks like we're going to be moving soon
In unrelated news, I loved two recent items brought up by Amanda over at Wittingshire:
"A humble man can do great things with an uncommon perfection because he is no longer concerned about incidentals, like his own interests and his own reputation..." [or his own accent in a language he is learning, ha ha]
"...he is not afraid of anything, even of himself, since perfect humility implies perfect confidence in the power of God, before Whom no other power has any meaning and for Whom there is no such thing as an obstacle." (Thomas Merton)
This brought me to look up more of Thomas Merton's writings, and I found this gem:
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 think that 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 will I 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. - from "Thoughts in Solitude"
And, of perhaps not quite equal importance, also from Amanda Witt: Underarm shaving has only been around for 93 years! I'm both surprised and not surprised, actually. For some reason I find this comforting.
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You do make your mother laugh right out loud! About the underarm shaving part! I was glad to see you kept the dining room curtains pushed open the way they were when we left. Your back garden is so lovely still, and I have some very happy memories of playing games in the dining room and dancing in your living room where there is even more room to do the French Girl now!
Be well in Him! Mom
Posted by: Patricia | Jun 21, 2008 12:42:41 AM
God help you!
Posted by: Martin LaBar | Jun 24, 2008 1:20:13 AM