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What is Love?

“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and border and salute each other.” -Rainer Maria Rilke What does love consist of? It’s a curious question. According to Rilke, love consists of two solitudes participating in an “each other” relationship. I have a friend, Jonathan, who has given up using the word love to refer to anything … Continue reading

Love After Love

Here is a poem my friend Carrie sent me not too long ago: Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger … Continue reading

Severe Mercies

I just finished the only book I’ve ever read twice.  CS Lewis scoffs at men who don’t re-read good literature…yikes!  And coincidentally CS Lewis plays a key role in this story. Anyways, the book is called A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken.  In his own words, “this book is the spiritual autobiography of a love rather than … Continue reading

An Honorable Human Relationship

“An honorable human relationship – that is one in which two people have the right to use the word love – is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying for both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.” -Adrienne Rich I am drawn to the idea of relationships – whether … Continue reading

Peet’s Questions.

Recently I’ve been reading about identity – how knowing God and knowing myself are intimately connected.  We can’t know God outside of knowing ourselves and we can’t know ourselves outside of knowing God.  With this pondering in mind, and in honor of Valentine’s day, last Monday’s question was: How do you uniquely experience love?  And … Continue reading

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