Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ash Wednesday Kyrie

Keep me, above all things, from sin.
 
Keep me from loving money in which is hatred,
From avarice and ambition that suffocate my life.
 
Keep me from the deadly works of vanity
and the thankless labor for pride and money and reputation.
~~Thomas Merton
 
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6 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that you said keep you from loving money...that's something I have always tried to take to heart.

tammy j said...

oh tom.
i've spent many lone hours with you...
soaking up your silence
and
your words.
thank you dear heart.
for reminding me.
xo

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I think I need to have a long visit with Thomas. But I would prefer one with you, Becky.

Fondly,
Glenda

yaya said...

Lovely thoughts for this first holy day of Lent.

helen tilston said...

Hello Becky

A timely message for us on this Ash Wednesday

Helen xx

Donna said...

Amen.