14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day - the Language of Love

Language of Love, eh?  According to Google, in French, "langage de l'amour."

I think love is about so much more than just the usual chocolates and pretty nighties.  Actions are an expression of love.  This includes our everyday behavior, the way we talk, work, and interact with other human beings.  Love can be simple, such as for a friend or lover, or more complex, such as for a deity or humanity.

One of the most amazing expressions of life-long love is that expressed by Mother Teresa.  I've always admired her steadfast commitment to her cause and her willingness to sacrifice for her beliefs. Here are some quotes by her that I love.

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."

"We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty."

"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home."

How do you love?
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