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aworldheartIn the silence of a vivid dawning sky, I hear the urgency of a Merton poem that I’m reading and make it my prayer, my sense of urgency, for this day:

Go tell the earth to shake and tell the thunder to wake the sky and tear the clouds apart. Tell my people to come out and wonder where the old world is gone. For a new world is born and all my people shall be one. So tell the earth to shake with marching feet of messengers of peace; proclaim my law of love to every nation, every race. For the old wrongs are over, the old days are gone. A new world is arising where my people shall be one… “Earthquake” from The Collected Poems of Thomas Merton, excerpted)