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Monday, January 9, 2012

The Nature Of True Love



Published on Facebook 03/03/2010.  My thoughts on the nature of true love. 

True Love is not found in story books or fairy-tales. True Love is the willing of the Ultimate Good of another, desiring to do all that one can to enable the Beloved to reach that goal, which is Union with God. Such a desire is most perfectly exhibited in a complete denial of self and the taking on of the Beloved's good as one's own. Anything less than death of self for the Ultimate Good of another is not True Love, and ought not be revered as such. Unless this is understood and acted upon both by the Lover and the Beloved, neither will be satisfied and will remain restless and in search of that Ultimate Love.
Because this is what True Love looks like.

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