Sunday, September 26, 2010

Burnt in the fire of love

She spoke truthful words aimed at healing but they shattered, wounding many. And now, with broken heart she asks, was the love wasted? I reply in words from a greater heart than mine, "no, love is never wasted."

We held our breath in the silence of a sacred moment as the words sank deep into our marrow.

Love is never wasted.


The greatest command is to love. Just that. Because to love, to reach beyond, is to lay everything aside. Everything. Outcome included.

Love is never wasted.

But time is. All the time. Wasted on distraction, wasted on hoarding, wasted on pretense, wasted on everything but love.

And in the meantime, we lost souls and saved souls cry out for what God's Only can give to us and through us.  
"What the world longs for from the Christian faith is the witness of men and women daring enough to be different, humble enough to make mistakes, wild enough to be burnt in the fire of love, real enough to make others see how unreal they are." Brennan Manning, from Souvenirs of Solitude

May we be daring enough, humble enough, wild enough and real enough today.

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