St. Thom on Watching the Kingdom Come

I sometimes wonder if we shouldn’t pray for better eyes. Eyes that catch a vision of what God’s Kingdom is and how it is already present. From one of his poems, Thomas Merton reminds us that we are in a position to see the Kingdom come if we only pay attention.

“We are exiles in the far end of solitude, living as listeners,
With hearts attending to the skies we cannot understand:
Waiting upon the first far drums of Christ the Conqueror,
Planted like sentinels upon the world’s frontier.” –
Thomas Merton


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