Merton’s Voice: The idea is that faith demands the silencing of questionable deals and strategies. Faith demands the integrity of inner trust which produces wholeness, unity, peace, genuine security. Here we see the creative power and fruitfulness of silence.

Thomas Merton, Love and Living. (New York: Harcourt, 1965). p. 42.

Prayer: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers.” NRSV Psalm 122: 6-7.