"Our story begins with the hero in love. As Frederick Buechner reminds us, “God does not need the Creation in order to have something to love because within himself love happens.”
And yet, what kind of love? There are selfish forms of love, relationships that create closed systems, impenetrable to outsiders. Real love creates a generous openness. Have you ever been so caught up in something that you just had to share it? When you are walking alone in the woods, something takes your breath away—a sunset, a waterfall, the simple song of a bird—and you think, If only my beloved were here. The best things in life were meant to be shared. That is why married lovers want to increase their joy by having children. And so it is with God. “Father,” Jesus says, “I want those you gave me to be with me, right where I am. I want them to be one heart and mind with us” (John 17). Overflowing with the generosity that comes from the abundance of real love, he creates us to share in the joy of this heroic intimacy. "
(The Sacred Romance , 73–74)
I'm an individual that relishes in life. I try to take advantage of EVERY moment...and not just breeze through life. I'm a passionate individual that is very enthusiastic about life. haha. Sometimes it's my downfall...but all in all, its appreciated by the one's I love the most. I realize that my current season has me, yes a VERY MUCH PEOPLE PERSON, stuck in front of a computer...not a whole lot of social interaction....accept with elderly people....And I look on days like today and just want to be OUTSIDE!!! I miss that part of my life where I was able to take time and really just do whatever I wanted....I could write cards to loved ones, journal, spend time in the Word, write music, nap :)....I miss that. I feel like one day it will get there again. I miss emmersing myslelf in other people's lives...
I really miss the close-knit relationships I had with my girlfriends. I pray that I'll get that again....maybe another season.