Merton’s Voice: What happens when the soul is enlightened by God? The summit of the soul is like a mountain top which has been hidden in the clouds, but from which the clouds now melt away, leaving the peak free in the clear upper air through which it receives the full light of the sun.

Thomas Merton. The New Man, (New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux) 1961 p. 207.

Prayer: May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness. May he defend the cause of the poor of the people… NRSV Psalm 72: 3-4.