Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Love Flows From The Heart

Just as the clenched hand can neither give nor receive, the closed heart cannot love.

Love unifies,
it brings us together and makes us one.

Love calls us individually to relationship,
yet its very nature has no boundaries;
its desire is to be shared with others.

Love builds bridges,
bring what was once divided together.

Love flows from the heart...
this same love flows from each of us because God's Spirit of abundant love flows through our hearts. ~Henri Nouwen

Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?"
He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.

The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22: 36-39
I once spoke with a woman who had not talked to her sister in over fifteen years. When I asked her what had happened to divide them, she said she really couldn't remember exactly, but words had been shared that caused hurt and the situation was never remedied.
I am sure you can think of a similar situation in your life. Would you like to change it, or at least, would you like to try?
This season of Lent calls us to reconciliation with God, with others and with ourselves. Reconciliation can only come to a heart that is open. May our hearts be open.


Colleen said...

Beautiful article. Thank you!

Daily Grace said...

Thank you Colleen!

Mary N. said...

A wonderful reflection on love! Thanks, DG!

Daily Grace said...

Thank you Mary!

Anonymous said...

Love is like "Play it Forward". You give it out and the person you give it to gives it out to someone else. That is how Our Lord wants it spread, from one heart to another until it is covering the earth. Then there will be true peace

Nancy Shuman said...

Wonderful post. !

Daily Grace said...

Thank you Nancy!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

You make some very meaningful points. I thank you for this thought-provoking post.

Once broken, love can sometimes be very difficult to fix together again.

God bless.