Friday, March 9, 2012

Love is a fire. It must spend itself in service. Service is the dry wood for the fire of love that makes it burst into a bonfire that reaches into eternity and burns there. We must be a flame in the darkness, a lamp to our neighbor’s feet, a place where he can warm himself, a place where he can see the face of God. It is to love, to burn, that we have come together! Our life is senseless if we are here for any other reason than loving---utterly, passionately, completely. The very word “love” implies sacrifice and surrender. ~Catherine Doherty, from her book, The People of the Towel and the Water

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