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hearttreeKeep me, above all things, from sin.
But give me the strength that waits upon you in silence and peace.

Give me humility in which alone is rest,
and deliver me from pride which is the heaviest of burdens.

And possess my whole heart with the simplicity of love.
Occupy my whole life with the one thought and the
one desire of love, that I may love for You alone.

~ Thomas Merton
(from Thomas Merton’s Book of Hours by Kathleen Deignan)