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love IS the foundation

This might be some of the most powerful stuff I’ve read from the friar.  – MDP-

The saints are so aware that love is not something to be worked for… to be worked up to or learned in workshops.   It breaks through now and then, in ways suddenly obvious.  Maybe it’s looking at a sunset or a beloved one; maybe it’s a moment of insight or a gut intuition of the foundational justice and truth of all things.

BUT when you discover love, you want to thank somebody for it.  Because you know you didn’t create it.  You know you didn’t practice it, you are just participating in it. 

world of love

Love is that which underlies and grounds all things.  As Dante said, love is the energy “that moves the sun, the moon and the other stars.”

St. Vincent de Paul would thank the poor for letting him help them.  It’s as if he said, “Thank you for letting me see this.  You are the window that lets me see what is real.”

I didn’t love, you didn’t love.  Love just is, and suddenly we see it standing between us.

Richard Rohr from Enneagram II:  Tool for Conversion

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  1. December 28, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Fabulous! Thanks for posting this!! xo

  2. December 28, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Fabulous! Thanks for posting this! xo

    • December 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

      Thanks for playing along! xo

  3. Jordan Snellenberger
    December 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

    So timely 🙂 Love you

  4. darcisimpson
    December 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    So good! Now I know why I just can’t help how much I love you – it just is what it is!! 🙂

  5. Kayla
    December 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    love it Mike. Love you and praying for you this week.

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