Winter: Tonight: Sunset

Tonight at sunset walking on the snowy road,
my shoes crunching on the frozen gravel, first

through the woods, then out into the open fields
past a couple of trailers and some pickup trucks, I stop

and look at the sky. Suddenly: orange, red, pink, blue,
green, purple, yellow, gray, all at once and everywhere.

I pause in this moment at the beginning of my old age
and I say a prayer of gratitude for getting to this evening

a prayer for being here, today, now, alive
in this life, in this evening, under this sky.

A School for Love

The supreme work to which we need to address ourselves in this world is to learn love. Is life not full of opportunities for learning love? Every man and woman every day has a thousand of them. The world is not a playground; it is a schoolroom. Life is not a holiday, but an education. And the one eternal lesson for us all is how better we can love.

Love and Hell

God cannot enter hell, but love can enter hell and there redeem it.

The Potential of Love

Divine potentiality—beautiful, fathomless, endlessly creative—projects itself into form in order to realize fully the depths of divine love…. The act of loving brings hidden potential to full expression, and the more intimate and costly the self-giving, the more precious the quality of love revealed.

Love For Us and For God

Love in its fullness is both the love of God for us and our love for God…. This is the nature of the religious experience. To know the love of God is to reflect on it, to realize it, to experience it in the heart.