Saturday, November 17, 2007

How do we love?


John Bailie wrote this on our church blog. "It would be easy to say that people don’t understand what it means to love. But I'm not sure that’s the real issue. I think people love as much as they can. Some love with depth, others with strength, others with imagination, other with determination and so on…"
Somehow that appeals to me and intrigues me. I suppose it's obvious that who we are affects how we love, but somehow he has put it so well.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

I think to understand how we love or should love is very well put in scripture. John 14:18-27

HELP US LORD TO BE SO CONNECTED TO YOU THAT WE MIGHT BECOME THE SERVANTS OF OTHERS.TAKE OUR LIPS AND SPEAK THROUGH THEM,OUR MINDS AND THINK THROUGH THEM,AND TAKE OUR HEARTS, AND SET THEM ON FIRE.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks Herman. I like the prayer!

Rock in the Grass (Pete Grassow) said...

And we love in proportion to the love we have known/experienced. So some love little because they have noy understood love, and others love much because they have received much.
PG

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks Pete. I guess what we want to do is help people to be open to Jesus' love and so love more fully themselves? The song from that prayer of St Francis comes to mind. 'O Master grant that I may never seek, so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love with all my soul.'