Tag Archives: divine love

“God gives but doesn’t share”

This little saying was in my inbox the other morning.  It is a snippet from Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder,  the story about a person named Paul Farmer and his work in Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia. Farmer is a physician and medical anthropologist spending his career working to improve healthcare for some of the poorest…
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Facets of Divine Love

The word love has certainly changed over the years.  The subtle change has resulted in love moving from an active verb to a possessive noun. Perhaps part of the issue is that in English, we have the one word for love - love.  We often add adjectives to describe a particular quality of love but…
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Heaven in Hell’s Despair

“Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” -William Blake, from The Clod and the Pebble Love is the primary element in the alchemy of the Beautiful Way. It is the creative, restorative force that enlivens and sustains…
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Giving up Chronic Outrage for Lent

I’m giving up chronic outrage for Lent. I'm exhausted dumping my energy into being chronically outraged because there is an endless supply of situations to be outraged about. I just can’t do it anymore. I am finding that chronic outrage doesn't make way for us to do anything about the issue other than joining in…
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O Love, Divine Love

  O Love, divine Love, why do You lay siege to me? In a frenzy of love for me, You find no rest. From five sides You move against me, Hearing, sight, taste, touch, and scent. To come out is to be caught; I cannot hide from You. _____________ If I come out through sight…
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An Uncommon Grace

  The following is a scene from Les Miserables (1998) starring Liam Neeson.  In this clip we see an encounter between Neeson's character Jean Valjean and a Bishop (Peter Vaughan).     Today, I can identify with Jean Valjean.  A person who sometimes feels there is just no other way or just simply doesn't have…
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Intro to the Love Paradigm

The Love Paradigm is like a new set of eye glasses that alter slightly the way we see things.  Worldview can be defined as a collection of intellectual, emotional and / or spiritual paradigms that are based upon beliefs about the world, about reality, about truth.  These paradigms are like a skeletal system (gives organization…
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