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February Inspiration

Our theme for services and events this month is 'Love'. Here, we share some inspiring words of wisdom and some questions to give you food for thought.

Words of Wisdom

‘Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’

Rumi


‘When we understand love as the will to nurture our own and another’s spiritual growth, it becomes clear that we cannot claim to love if we are hurtful and abusive. Love and abuse cannot coexist.’

Bell Hooks


‘Know that love is a vulnerability but not a weakness. Love is the volunteer in you that raises its hand and steps forward without needing to be rewarded. Love is a currency that functions in reverse, because the only way to be wealthy with it is to give more of it away.’

Shane Koyczan

Questions for Reflection


1. How has love changed as you’ve gotten older? Is it softer? Quieter? Larger? Tougher? Smaller? Sneakier? More central? More painful?


2. Whose love has been your companion the longest?


3. Some say the opposite of love is not hate but difference. Others say its opposite is fear. What do you say?


4. What might it mean to regularly ask, “What would love do here?”



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