The nations shall fear your name, LORD, all the kings of the earth, your glory.” Psalm 102: 16

Merton’s Voice:

You pray best when the mirror of your soul is empty of every image except the Image of the Invisible Father.  This image is the Wisdom of the Father, the Word of the Father, Verbum spirans amorem, the glory of the Father.

Thomas Merton.  Thoughts in Solitude. (New York: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux): 113.