The book sat unopened on my dresser for weeks, but then one evening, as my baby nestled into my shoulder, I began reading it. I wandered with Merton through his early years in Europe and his adventures in New York. I cried with him when he lost his mother and then his father. And as he struggled to understand life's purpose, I realized that I had found a friend.
He reminds me even today that, "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another." Who is this person or persons for you?
Seen or unseen, we are never alone. And, always, we are accompanied by Love, as we walk the sands of life.