Love doesn’t protect us.  That’s not its essence.   The essence of love is that it offers to guide us.  And if we accept the offer, it guides most of us into unfamiliar country.  It takes us to where there is very little shelter and survival is not guaranteed.  It points towards a precipitous path, and gives direction in a strange language.  It offers its own failure as the reason to try again.

Love is not a shield.  If this is the imagery, then love is laying the shield aside, and advancing towards an implacable enemy.

And God is love.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s