“What we are asked to do is to love…”

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.”
~ Thomas Merton

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3 Responses to “What we are asked to do is to love…”

  1. Josef Sefton says:

    Thank you so much Irving for posting these very profound insights from Thomas Merton.

    My understanding is that God’s love is available to all. Such is His generosity.

    Jesus encouraged us to pray for our enemies. Praying for our enemies is showing them love, for we are interceeding on their behalf before the judge of heaven and earth.

    Such an action is certainly rewarded by God, for He says that the prayer of a righteous person avails much.

    Certainly love begets love but God ultimately decides who is worthy of the reward of heaven.

    May God continue to bless your readers with a pure love, so that they can grow even more loving!

  2. Irving says:

    Thank you, Brother Joseph, for your always wise, kind, and loving comments :) They are gifts of love that fill this blog with grace blessings for all who read it :)

    Ya Haqq!

  3. Josef Sefton says:

    Warm greetings, Irving, I loved reading about your deep,precious love for your mother. What a beautiful blessing to us our mother’s are!

    In the Book of Proverbs there is a wonderful description of a virtuous woman.

    Proverbs 31:25 Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.

    What can those hungering after increased purity learn from these three verses?

    I learn that we can’t clothe ourselves with honor or the strength that pleases Our Maker. He alone can give our heart a song of rejoicing and clothe us in the attributes of love that strengthen us and allow us to live honourably before Him.

    All the glory goes to the Holy One for blessing those who love Him with wise words, speech and deeds. How blessed are we when we are kind to everyone and diligent in our duties as parents.

    May our prayer in 2013always be to be more loving! Truly the giver of life is love and loving!!!

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