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Words from DOROTHY DAY: "Whenever I groan within myself and think how hard it is to keep writing about love in these times of tension and strife...

Words from DOROTHY DAY: "Whenever I groan within myself and think how hard it is to keep writing about love in these times of tension and strife which may at any moment become for us all a time of terror, I think to myself, 'What else is the world interested in? What else do we all want, each one of us, except to love and be loved, in our families, in our work, in all our relationships. God is Love. Love casts out fear. Even the most ardent revolutionist, seeking to change the world, to overturn the tables of the money changers, is trying to make a world where it is easier for people to love, to stand in that relationship with each other of love. We want with all our hearts to love, to be loved. And not just in the family but to look upon all as our mothers, sisters, brothers, children. It is when we love the most intensely and most humanly, that we can recognize how tepid is our love for others. The keenness and intensity of love brings with it suffering, of course, but joy too because it is a foretaste of heaven. I often think in relation to my love for little Beckie, Susie and Eric:'That is the way I must love every child and want to serve them, cherish them and protect them.' Even that relationship which is set off from other loves by that slight change in phraseology (instead of 'Loving,' one is 'in love') the very change in terminology, denoting a living in love, a dwelling in love at all times, being bathed in love, so that every waking thought, word, deed and suffering is permeated by that love, yes, that relationship above all should give us not only a taste of the love of God for us, but the kind of love we should have for all.'
When you love people, you see all the good in them, all the Christ in them. God sees Christ, His Son, in us and loves us. And so we should see Christ in others, and nothing else, and love them. There can never be enough of it. There can never be enough thinking about it. St. John of the Cross said that where there was no love, put love and you would take out love."
Maggie Hall + Tally Hall + Ethan Hall + Janice L Kirsch + Frank DeBoever + Catherine V. Georgy + Virginia Hicks
05/12/2017
2 Comment:
Virginia Hicks
29-11-2017, 05:04:54
Amen~+~
Janice L Kirsch
29-11-2017, 12:21:23
Will send petition

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