51. Thomas Merton and love

So I’m reading this article about Thomas Merton (see how much fun my life is?) and part of the article talks about this Trapist monk falling in love. After he renews his vows (which, I would imagine, include not being in love with a woman) he said that being in that relationship taught him that he was lovable and was himself able to love.

See now I read that and I think, well if a guy who spends his time in silence contemplating the wonders and truths of God can’t understand love without having been in a relationship, what chance do I have of understanding love?

(to be continued)

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