FACETS OF LOVE
"Love," wrote Katherine Anne Porter,
must be learned, and learned again and
again; there is no end to it. Hate needs
no instruction, but waits only to be provoked."
Who among us has learned all there is to learn
about love? Love is like a continually rotating,
smoothly polished diamond with an infinite
number of sides and facets.
And, each day we see more and more ways in
which love may be extended, expanded and
Just as we hope we have mastered one small
facet of love, numerous more sides appear and
we learn...that we have, oh so much more
to learn...about love and loving.
We are presently learning that it is necessary
to receive love from a God of love before we may
attempt to pass His love along to those around us.
We are learning that economic or social status
may or may not have a great deal to do with
the amount of love we receive from or give to
However, this we know, the facets go on and on.
And, we shall never see their end.
(First posted on November 21, 2012)