Tuesday, March 24, 2009

For whom do you write?

Here's something from Thomas Merton:

If you write for God you will reach many men and bring them joy.

If you write for men–you may make some money and you may give someone a little joy and you may make a noise in the world, for a little while.

If you write only for yourself you can read what you yourself have written and after ten minutes you will be so disgusted you will wish that you were dead.

Merciful Father, please grant that I may write for you more than I write for men or for myself!

(HT: The Practicing Catholic)