June 14, 2012

She chose love.

How can someone ever trust 
in the existence of an unconditional divine love 
when most, if not all, of what he or she has experienced 
is the opposite of love - fear, hatred, violence, and abuse? 
 They are not condemned to be victims! 
 There remains within them, hidden as it may seem, 
the possibility to choose love. 
 Many people who have suffered the most horrendous rejections
and been subject to the most cruel torture
 are able to choose love. 
By choosing love they become witnesses 
not only to enormous human resiliency
 but also to the divine love that transcends all human loves. 
 Those who choose, even on a small scale, 
to love in the midst of hatred and fear 
are the people who offer true hope to our world.
Henri Nouwen 

1 comment:

running4him said...

May we choose love...