Rumi says the heart is cooking a pot of food for you…

“The heart is cooking a pot of food for you.  Be patient until it is cooked.

– Rumi

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Thomas Merton says to love another as a person we must begin by…

“To love another as a person we must begin by granting him his own autonomy and identity as a person. We have to love him for what he is in himself, and not for what he is to us. We have to love him for his own good, not for the good we get out of him. And this is impossible unless we are capable of a love which “transforms” us, so to speak, into the other person, making us able to see things as he sees them, love what he loves, experience the deeper realities of his own life as if they were our own. Without sacrifice, such a transformation is utterly impossible. But unless we are capable of this kind of transformation “into the other” while remaining ourselves, we are not yet capable of a fully human existence.

– Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton says our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy…

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.

– Thomas Merton

 

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Thomas Merton says fear narrows the little entrance of our heart…

“Fear narrows the little entrance of our heart. It shrinks up our capacity to love. It freezes up our power to give ourselves.

– Thomas Merton

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Randy Newman sings you give me a reason to live…

 

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Steve Earle sings never had another kiss taste like that…

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Benjamin Disraeli says we are all born for love…

“We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

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