Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mother Teresa and The Paradox of Love

The paradox of living in the moment is -
how to be happy today and prepare for tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The word "love" can become devalued. We quit treating love as the action that it is, and view it as a just a word, just a feeling, just something we say to get what we want or to justify our actions. But as it has been said, if we do not accept God's love for us, we cannot love him. Blessed Teresa's comment is key - we must not withhold our love or our willingness to be loved because we fear pain; we must trust that to truly love or be loved will not lead to pain, but to deeper communion with the Lord, who is Love.

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