"The one talent that we all have"

Everyone has the ability to love. Even if a person feels his life is not going the way it should, or if his work and career may at times seem pointless, still we all have opportunities to be loving—and to be blessed by the love we express.

In the long run, the capacity to love and our active expression of it are what really give meaning and substance to our lives. But through prayer and spiritual sense we need to discern what kind of love can bring such blessings. Is it a mere human emotion, sometimes cheaply acquired and other times dearly won but always tenuous at best? Or is the love that can transform people's lives something grander, more noble, more permanent—a spiritual quality that is derived solely from God? Is it the love that reflects divine Love?

When we realize that God is divine Love—infinite, omnipresent, all-powerful Love—we begin to see how absolutely central this Love and its manifestation are to understanding our own true identities. With such a glimpse of Love's holy nature, we touch the hem of reality. Our lives gain a new purpose.

What is your favorite season?
October 17, 1983

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