Thomas Merton once had a revelation on a street corner in Louisville that made the love of God tangible, visible for him in every person he saw walking by. He reasoned, after this revelation, that it would be something very difficult to explain in words to those he encountered. He wrote: “There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.”
I came across this passage from Merton early last year. It was right before a string of challenging and unexplainable things happened in my life and the lives of those around me….