Tuesday, 14 June 2016


'"If I knew then what I know now, I never would have made this commitment" is the phrase I have heard from celibate and married people alike. It strikes me that every decision and commitment is, in the light of subsequent information and experience, ill-informed. That's just the way life is. Whether we would or would not "do it again" is hardly the point. The point is whether or not we are actively pursuing the fulfillment of the commitment we have made. When we begin to concentrate on what our life isn't, and neglect to reflect on and actively pursue what it is, trouble will almost certainly follow.' 
Keith Clark, An Experience of Celibacy, p.58.