Saturday, April 23, 2022

April 23--Ultimate Love

Our union is like this: You feel cold, so I reach for a blanket to cover our shivering feet... You ache with loneliness one night so much you weep, and I say here is a rope, tie it around me, I will be your companion for life.  --Hafez

    The love Hafez describes is, for me, the love of Source for its creation, never leaving us, a constant, supportive "companion for life." These are the words of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

All over this magnificent world God calls us to extend God’s kingdom of shalom—peace and wholeness—of justice, of goodness, of compassion, of caring, of sharing, of laughter, of joy, and of reconciliation. God is transfiguring,  the world right this very moment through us because God believes in us and because God loves us. What can separate us from the love of God? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. And as we share God’s love with our brothers and sisters, God’s other children, there is no tyrant who can resist us, no oppression that cannot be ended, no hunger that cannot be fed, no wound that cannot be healed, no hatred that cannot be turned to love, no dream that cannot be fulfilled.

    Blessed encouragement!

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