Religion: The Desert Revival

I went to the monastery with a great fear. I wondered how I could fill this heart of mine in the desert, alone, because I am a man fond of human social contact.

I enjoyed the company of women, of my sisters and family. I love music and used to attend concerts in Alexandria almost every week. How could my heart be filled in lonely isolation? But God kept his promise to me. When I retreated to the desert, God gave me mountains of celestial sympathy. Instead of symphony concerts, I heard celestial music.

—Matthew...

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