the language of love

image by Leland Francisco


Abba, dear Abba, you know
   that the language of love
   does not come easily to me.
I can talk of courage and faith
   and a whole host of other things
   more readily than I can of love.
In some ways it is easier
   to give my body to be burned
   than to love.

O wine of my heart, intoxicate me with your love.
For Jesus sake. – Amen

Richard Foster, 1942-, Quaker theologian and author


If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

One thought on “the language of love

  1. May God’s anointing of love fall full and freely upon the people of God at COE. Thanks for these graces. They have carried me along over the past two years and I look forward to continue receiving them.


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