Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Do not be discouraged. The Holy Spirit is not asleep.


"Do not be discouraged. The Holy Spirit is not asleep."
-- Thomas Merton (in a letter to Dan Berrigan dated February 23, 1964

(photo taken by Jim Forest at the Spiritual Roots of Protest retreat in November 1964)

4 comments:

  1. Ah! think not the Lord Lord delayeth:
    “I am with you,” still he sayeth,
    “Do you yet not understand?”
    Look not back, the past regretting;
    On the dawn your hearts be setting;
    Rise and join the Lord’s command.

    For e’en now the reign of heaven
    Spreads throughout the world like leaven,
    Unobserved, and very near,
    Like the seed when no man knoweth,
    Like the sheltering tree that groweth,
    Comes the life eternal here.

    Not for us to find the reasons,
    Or to know the times and seasons,
    Comes the Lord when strikes the hour;
    Ours to bear the faithful witness
    Which can shape the world to fitness,
    Thine, O God, to give the power.
    Percy Dearmer

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  2. Thanks for the lovely Percy Dearmer poem!

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  3. Thanks for the lovely Percy Dearmer poem!

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