When we think about Why Thomas Merton is relevant today? Sometimes think about what Merton would be doing today?
For instance, say Merton was fifty years old, and the year is 2021. Think technology. Merton was a whiz on the typewriter, the modern device of his time, mailed many letters (USPS), and was an avid photographer. Have you ever thought about Merton with email? texting? blogging? Merton with an iPhone in his hand?
I would think he would be embracing technology, he would be blogging, emailing/texting day and night. Technology would be “good trouble” for Merton.
So as we try to follow in his footsteps, what “good trouble” do we create using technology for the greater good of humans and this world?