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What Love Makes Possible

Think about what love makes possible:

~The great works of art

~The procreation of human beings

~The raising and education of children

~The healing of the sick

~The reversal of direction from self to other

~The transformation of pain into wisdom

~The possibility of sacrifice for the good of the whole

~The unfolding of the inherent goodness in every human being.

A prayer by Adam Bittleston reads, “Without love, the earth would become a bleak and barren dessert.”

And so it has become, for so many people. How have we managed to reach such a high level of technological and intellectual advancement without taking care of our basic needs? Without taking care of one another? Have we just left the heart behind?

Thinking and feeling are not by nature, mutually exclusive. We have been trained to be “objective” and “rational” because feelings tend to complicate matters and cause us to lose focus. But thinking can actually involve the heart. When the heart becomes involved then we begin to see co-creative, synthesizing problem-solving, which brings about win/win solutions for everyone, like edible silverware and tiny houses for the homeless.

There is no problem that we could not solve. What is impossible for human strength becomes possible through the power of love. When the hollow of our bones is filled with the life of Christ, when we allow ourselves to feel the pain of the world and let those feelings guide us, we come to know our true purpose.

Love has made every beautiful, good and admirable thing in this world possible.

Christ is the teacher.

2 replies
  1. John Rollinson says:

    Bravo, Carol.
    Love has little to do with how we feel about others; it has mainly to do with the recognition of the true needs of those around us and our willingness to meet those needs with an open heart.
    The feelings of love which warm us are nurturing; it is when we find the inner freedom to take action on others’ behalf, regardless of how we feel, that love becomes a verb.
    When Christ said “love one another”, he meant love with feet.

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  2. Carol Kelly
    Carol Kelly says:

    Thank you John. Yes, indeed, love is a verb and thereby flows between spiritual beings and human beings with amazing fluidity. We don’t yet “grasp” it but that is what we’re here to learn.

    Best to you.

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