I want to expound on Thomas Merton’s quote — but really, he’s spoken the truth so eloquently.
Love is letting others be.
It’s not some twisted you-look-like-me-and-I-look-like-you relationship where there’s no emotional breathing space.
And sometimes we don’t understand the truth that love begins when I’m me and you’re you until we’ve spent too many years pretending to be someone we’re not.
There’s freedom in loving you because you’re you — not because you’re a reflection of me. Anything else is some twisted version of “Mirror, Mirror.”
When you are being you — you’re perfect. You’re being who God created you to be — and you’re reflecting His image.
And that, my friend, is eternal.
In Your Words: Where are you able to be perfectly yourself? How do you avoid twisting your image to reflect someone else?
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