ON the night of Fr. Brad’s Instillation, we heard Abbot Elaine Harris speak to his personal stories and strengths.
Thomas Merton’s Final Prayer
Oh God! We are one with you
You have taught us,
that if we are open with one another,
you dwell in us;
help us to preserve that openness.
Oh God! In Accepting one another wholeheartedly, fully, completely
we accept You, and we thank You, and we adore You
And we love You with our whole being;
because our being is in Your being.
Fill us then, with love.
And let us be bound together with love,
as we go our diverse ways.
United in this one spirit, which makes you present in the word
and which makes you witness to the ultimate reality–that is love.
Love has overcome.
Love is victorious.