Love overcomes cynicism

“Cynicism is the greatest barrier to love. It is rooted in doubt and despair. Fear intensifies our doubt. It paralyzes. Faith and hope allow us to let fear go. Fear stands in the way of love. When we take to hear the biblical insistence that ‘there is no fear in love,’ we understand the necessityContinue reading “Love overcomes cynicism”

The hard work of love and friendship

“When we see love as the will to nurture one’s own or another’s spiritual growth, revealed through acts of care, respect, knowing, and assuming responsibility, the foundation of all love in our life is the same… Genuine love is the foundation of our engagement with ourselves, with family, with friends, with partners, with everyone weContinue reading “The hard work of love and friendship”