Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Each month is prefaced by one of Merton's moving black and white photographs or by one of his elegant Zen-style pen-and-ink drawings. Each day of the year offers a short, provocative reading selected to encourage and deepen your own reflections and meditations.
A Year with Thomas Merton will inspire both devoted Merton fans and those new to his unique brand of spiritual thought to immerse themselves more deeply in the rich flavors of their own spiritual journeys.