I need to be led by you.
I need my heart to be moved by you.
I need my soul to be made clean by your prayer.
I need my will to be made strong by you.
I need the world to be saved by you and changed by you.
I need you for all those who suffer, who are in prison, in danger, in sorrow.
I need you for all the crazy people.
I need your healing hands to work always in my life.
I need you to make me, as your Son, a healer, a comforter, a savior.
I need you to name the dead.
I need you to help the dying cross their particular river.
I need you for myself, whether I live or die.
I need to be your monk and your son.
It is necessary.
(Thomas Merton, Journals, July 17, 1956, III46-47)
HT: Anne @ Flowerdust