“Love not an abstraction”- Prayer for Brazil
I was sad to hear about the recent loss in the Brazilian nightclub. It’s never easy to lose someone and yet I found this message from Monday’s Daily Lift to be comforting, especially this part, “Love cannot be a mere abstraction, or goodness without activity and power.” (Mary Baker Eddy- Miscellaneous Writings 250) That means Love isn’t vague. Love isn’t just words. Love can’t be ended!
When my cousin passed away, I remember feeling the weight of that loss. One day when I was out for a bicycle ride (I know he loved to ride) I was thinking about him. I thought, “This cousin was a real adventurer. Why would my concept of him stop or be restricted to a deathbed? As an idea, not limited to a material form, I’m sure he’s going on to the next adventure and so I must let him continue- not end.”
My deepest affections for each student, party-goer, family member, and beyond as we all see Life’s bigger context.