Saturday, January 3, 2009

Love Is...



The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. --G. K. Chesterton

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.--Peter Ustinov

Humility and love are precisely the graces which the men of the world can understand, if they do not comprehend doctrines. They are the graces about which there is no mystery, and they are within reach of all classes... [The poorest] Christian can every day find occasion for practicing love and humility. --J. C. Ryle

People need loving the most when they deserve it the least. --John Harrigan

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all. --G. K. Chesterton

Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did.As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him. -- C. S. Lewis

If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. --Christopher Morley

To love at all is to be vulnerable. --C.S. Lewis

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Thank you Mary, that was such an inspiration to me! It was exactly what I needed to read today... isn't it neat how the Lord brought me to your blog just when I needed encouragement in that area?! I guess I shouldn't be suprised, we serve a wonderful God! May this same wonderful God bless you today!♥ (John 13:34-35)

Missy said...

Mary,
Thank you SO much! That was EXACTLY what I needed to hear just now! Just minutes ago I was before the Lord realizing that it is only my hard, prideful heart that is keeping from loving a certain person as I ought. Then I came on here and...WOW! When we are ready to ask the Lord to open our eyes to something and teach us how to change, He doesn't waste any time! Great is His faithfulness!
Thank you!
Because He lives,
Missy

Drebbel said...

Sir Peter Ustinov is one of my favorite actors.

God's Girl said...

hmmmm these quotes are great! I was blessed to read them! Thank you for sharing!

I needed to read them just at this very moment. God is so good! : )