Failing at Love

“An act of love that fails is just as much a part
of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds,
for love is measured by its own fullness,
not by its reception.”

Harold Loukes

May I find the courage to love regardless of the risk

When I can’t predict how love will be received

Even when I am sure love will be rejected

                                  *

May I find the compassion to receive love

In all its halting forms and messy structures

Without being unduly bound by its embrace

                                  *

May I find the eyes to see love in all things

As I interact with all the created world around me

And as you reach out trembling arms toward me

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1 Comment

  1. August 18, 2014 at 12:46 am

    […] written a lot on this blog about ways I’ve loved, falling in love,  being loved and over the past few years specifically the idea of loving with urgency. This last one comes from […]


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