Merton’s Voice: Love is not a problem, not an answer to a question. Love knows no question. It is the ground of all, and questions arise only insofar as we are divided, absent, estranged, alienated from that ground.

Thomas Merton. Love and Living. (New York: Harcourt).  p. 17.

Prayer: I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. NRSV Psalm 89: 2.