Tidak Tahu Sedang Kemana . . .

Posted on February 17, 2011


Hal paling menyenangkan hari ini adalah menemukan blognya Paulo Coelho, novelis dari Barsil yang karya-karyanya menakjubkan itu. Di salah satu page nya, saya menemukan baris-baris puisi karya Thomas Merton ini. Saya tidak tahu ini ditulis tahun berapa, tapi yang jelas isinya sangat mewakili apa yang sering kita rasakan di jaman modern ini:

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going,
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.

Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.

I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.

I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.


in Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton

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