There is always a way to extend our love

As we are filled ever more deeply with the Spirit, we become more confident in God's abundant love for us.

There is always a way to extend our love depending on the situation and what is appropriate, and by doing that you'll make a difference. Start small. Rather than trying to love the human race, love whom you love, love what you love, and express that. This will draw creativity out of you and will lead you to the next step. Gradually your capacity to love deepens and becomes more universal. Start where you are.

~ John Robbins in MEETING WITH MENTORS by Soren Gordhamer

Love is this

Love is this: that two solitudes border, protect, and salute one another.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Love is the strongest unifying factor

Love is the strongest unifying factor; it is directed outward, toward the other, toward the world and its problems, toward God. The fire of love has the greatest power to unite, to transform, to make whole, to heal.

~ Ursula King

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time,
made new.

~ Ursula K. LeGuin

Our hearts are one single Virgin

Our hearts are one single Virgin, which the dream of no dreamer can penetrate ... which only the presence of the Beloved penetrates in order to be conceived therein.

~ Al-Hallaj

To love another person

To love another person is to see the face of God.

~ Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES

The unfathomable mystery of God is that God is a Lover

The unfathomable mystery of God is that God is a Lover who wants to be loved. God not only says: "You are my Beloved". God also asks: "Do you love me?" and offers us countless chances to say "Yes" to our inner truth. The spiritual life, thus understood, radically changes everything. Being born and growing up, leaving home and finding a career, being praised and being rejected, walking and resting, praying and playing, becoming ill and being healed -- yes, living and dying -- they all become expressions of that divine question: "Do you love me?" And at every point of the journey there is the choice to say "Yes" and the choice to say "No".

~ from LIFE OF THE BELOVED by Henri Nouwen

Love in action

Love in action is the answer to every problem in our lives and in this world. Love in action is the force that helped us make it to this place, and it's the truth that will set us free.

~ Susan Taylor

There is a place past walls

There is a place past walls. Though I have barely touched it, still it awaits me. To bathe in the love of God ... past longing, past war, alone in infinite space. A wind of light through what once I called my self, behind, suspending the self in it, rendering what I was transparent until all I am is that through which God's love unfolds, through which God's will be done.

~ from PREPARING FOR SABBATH by Nessa Rapoport

Love is the fundamental impulse of Life

Sooner or later we shall have to acknowledge that love is the fundamental impulse of Life. It is through love and within love that we must look for the deepening of our deepest self in the life-giving coming together of humankind. Love is the free and imaginative outpouring of the spirit over all unexplored paths. It links those who love in bonds that unite but do not confound, causing them to discover in their mutual contact an exaltation capable of arousing in the heart of their being all that they possess of uniqueness and creative power.

~ from THE FUTURE OF MAN by Teilhard de Chardin
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