A Little Look At Love

                                                              Resurrection Fern from here

Look at love…
how it tangles
the lover and the beloved
look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life
why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad?
pay attention to how things blend
why talk about all
the known and the unknown
see how unknown merges into the known
the beloved grows
right out of my own heart
how much more union can there be?


                                                   Winter Weeping by kind permission of Tina Negus

I know that I have life
only insofar as I have love.

I have no love

except it come from Thee.

Help me, please, to carry

this candle against the wind.

- Wendell Berry
God cares, for some wonderful reason, despite all of our smallness and silliness. Divine love does not depend on our doing nice or right things.  Divine love is not determined by the worthiness of the object of love but by the Subject, who is always and only Love.  God does not love us if we change, as we almost all think; but God loves us so that we can change.
No matter what we do, God, in great love and humility, says, “That’s what I work with.  That’s all I work with!”  It’s the mustard seed with which God does great things.  Our life experiences, “good and bad alike,” are invited to the great wedding feast (Matthew 22:10). They are the raw material that God uses to prepare the banquet.
~Richard Rohr
June 2010 

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