What is most personal is most universal.The pain of depression, feelings of inferiority, love, excitement about love, samll things that are big things.
So then, I write., I pray, truthfully, personally with Merton:
Lord, have mercy.Have mercy on my darkness, my weakness, my confusion.
Have mercy on my infidelity, my cowardice, my turning about in circles, my wanderings, my evasions.
I do not ask anything but such mercy, always in everything, mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Make me want again to be holy, to be a man of God even in desperateness and confusion.
I do not ask necessarily for clarity, a plain way, but only to go according to Your love, to follow Your mercy, to trust Your mercy.