I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope that I have that desire in all that I do. I hope that I 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. Therefore, I will trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear for you are ever with me and will never leave me to face my perils alone."
(Thomas Merton 1915-1968)