Tuesday, January 27, 2009

For life, with all it yields of joy and woe,
And hope and fear…
Is just our chance o’ the prize of learning love,—
How love might be, hath been indeed, and is.”

Robert Browning

Christian love has to be learned. There is natural affection which does not need to be learned — the love of parents for children, of children for parents, of friend for friend. But it is not natural to love our enemies, to love unlovable people, to be unselfish, to return kindness for unkindness. We have to learn this love, and it is the great business of life to do it. J. R. Miller



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