Tuesday, 14 June 2016


'...I am reminded of a priest I know who always concludes his final session with couples about to be married with some rather startling words. "We'll see you in church on Saturday. And after you won't even think of me until 18 to 36 months have passed. Then you'll be back to tell me that your marriage isn't working. Well, I'll tell you right now that your marriage isn't going to work." The couple's faces usually fall, and as they look at each other, and then back at the priest, he continues, "No marriage I know of ever worked. Either two people put their hearts into making it work or it dies. So put your hearts into making what you say yes to on Saturday work."' 
Keith Clark, An Experience of Celibacy, p.64.