The Beginning of Love is to Let Those We Love Be Themselves

As I was finishing up the journal I’m working on, I ran across another quote that I felt compelled to share:

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. — Thomas Merton

That’s worth thinking about.

Peace,

About the Author

John Rallison

I am a follower of Jesus Christ, though I am continually growing in understanding what that means. I believe that God loves everyone all the time. The world was created for love and whenever we veer from love, we miss the mark of who we were created to be.

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