Monday, July 8, 2013
This is what love is
Though words can can carry love, they often point to it.
It is the picking up of something that has been dropped
and the giving of space for someone to discover for themselves
what it means to be human, and the
forgiving of mistakes when they realize that they are.
Mark Nepo, "Book of Awakening"
we treasure the words of love
we speak them
and we hear them
and words are important!
You, O God
call your creative redemptive power
and yet it is not in the speaking
but in the living that
love is shown
Help me this day
to do the little acts of love
to speak gently
to let go of a hurt, and forgive it
to lift up one who has stumbled
maybe my act of love
will be nothing more than a smile and a nod
maybe it will be an act far more profound
let my life