Letting go is an essential part of love...
Letting go... placing the other first
Deferring to their just wishes and desires...
Love is the gift of oneself to the other.
When we love we imitate the never ending surrender of a God who loves....
When we love we imitate a God who empties himself for us, who shares with us his only Son... who dies on the cross
God so loved the world that he sent his only Son that we might not perish but have eternal Life"
If love means dying
if love means emptying oneself
if love means surrendering our will and our desires to God and maybe someone else
Why would anyone choose to love ?
The answer is simple... when we love even in our imperfect way
There is nothing like it in the whole world.
Lucky, holy people have discovered that life is not about drawing things, possessions and people to ourselves
Life is about giving ourselves away.
Ask the Mom and Dad who watches their child grow up
Ask the Priest who is in awe of the holy loving people that God puts in his path everyday
Ask the young adult who feels safe to call his / her parents even when he has made a mistake, a big mistake. He/she might not be happy about calling them but he knows they will never stop loving him/her.
Thank you Lord for giving us in our small the ability way to be like you
Thank you for allowing us and even calling us to love.