THE ART OF LOVING PDF Print

“The art of loving calls us to face up to whatever lies ahead, to face up to what is yet to come, to imagine how we will live in the face of what is not yet but will be, even and especially in the face of diminishment and death.  To risk face-to-face encounter with the other, to risk getting close enough to attend to the suffering, vulnerability, and pain we will see there and then to face up to what is yet to come in a shared future, is the dynamic of this art of loving.  To look at each other in theses ways involves more than just feeling the pain of the other and it prevents us from the knee-jerk reaction of offering shallow reassurances of improved well-being, and then going our way unchanged by the encounter.  By looking long and lovingly into the face of suffering, we might learn to really see by a love that knows how to really look.”  – Michael Downey

Looking long and deep we see beyond the surface, beyond the facades worn out of distrust and see – perhaps for the first time – the true self of the sufferer.  This persistent love is a holy art practiced only by those who are indwelt and changed by the Creator of this type of compassionate love!

Bear one another’s burdens armed with this limitless love!

– Dale

 

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