C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
– Jeremy Stock
“We are not all born at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later… Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.”
“You are being called to live a bigger life. Answer the call. Playing small does not serve you.”
She spends time with her eyes closed, for there she and he are together… With her eyes closed she can see him standing before her, smile wide, arms open… Close your eyes.
Christ prayed this in His moment of need. May it be my prayer now and always, for I am in need. (Aren’t we all) “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.” – Mark 14
Optimism flourishes when one feels loved… O.W.L. Optimistic When Loved.
She feels like this: He feels like this: May she see that what looks like a barren forest is actually life amidst beautiful flowers of hope, if only she looks skyward… May he see that the train, though moving oh so slowly, is moving somewhere… And someday he will exit that train…
We pine for that which we do not posses. In the pining there smolders crimson embers, beyond the quenching waters of imperfect fulfillment. Burning deep within, protected and nurtured by the sparks of connection, the combustion of common thought, the conflagration of shared experience, recline our untested hopes—our sanguine appraisals. Such are the fantastic dreams of men that tumble them… Read more »